01/01/2011

3 very different approaches to the impact colour has on our lives.

The Belgian Neuroscientist Guy Orban, reveals his latest findings on how the brain decodes colour and why colours are a construct of our brains.

Paul Butler explains why race and colour matter when it comes to incarcerating law breakers and creating a fairer legal system.

And a warning from Philospher Angie Hobbs on the importance of being precise when we translate colours into words and the wonder of the thousands of different shades of colour in the plainest objects.
llustration by Emily Kasriel: Our brain, the law and the ancient world depicting and decoding colour.

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55 minutes

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Mon 3 Jan 2011 01:05 GMT

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