Lee Wochner: Writer. Director. Writing instructor. Thinker about things.


Colored perceptions

Here’s a fun test of your ability to differentiate hues along the color spectrum.

I took this test and, as I was happily humming my way along, dragging tiles to their seemingly appropriate place along the spectrum, I kept congratulating myself on my fine sense of color:  It was clear to me where each tile belonged, which had me wondering if I’d get a perfect score or, if not, just how close to perfect my score would be.

My score was 50. Right smack in the middle of respondents.

Then I was invited to see how I stacked up against others of my gender and age. Now, surely, I would excel.

A 50 again. Right smack in the middle of men my age who had taken the test.

This makes me wonder if sometimes other people don’t see things precisely the way I do. Which begins to answer the question, “Who are these people who voted for Bush — twice?”

And, more importantly, how do I get every other person to see things the way I do? Because I’m telling you, I lined up all those tiles perfectly.

3 Responses to “Colored perceptions”

  1. Barry Says:

    Bear in mind: my day job is working with graphic design and color… I should have done MUCH better than this!
    * Your score: 34
    * Gender: Male
    * Age range: 40-49
    * Best score for your gender and age range: 0
    * Highest score for your gender and age range: 1462

  2. Catherine Says:

    I scored an 11, in the 99th percentile. What a weird test…

  3. Isabel Storey Says:

    I scored 8…with 0 being the best and 99 being the worst.

    Does this mean I should have been a visual artist? At least you have given me something to feel smug about tonight :-).

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