Dave’s Diary: Men, Science Can Save Us, Reach Out!
There are some questions that are automatically TROUBLE! When she asks, “do these pants make my hips look big?’ …there is no safe answer. Or when she says “but you do like visiting my mother, don’t you?”…again, no safe answer. The battlefield of relationships are littered with the bodies of the guys who blew the call…but at last relief…at least in one area of fashion…some cover…some air support if you will from science. When she “Which shade of blue do you prefer? Aqua, cobalt or navy?” And you reply, “Huh? They all look the same to me.” You are covered by the laws of science! It’s now a scientific fact! Men and women do not see colors the same way because the male and female brains process information about color differently. What’s that mean? Well, while men are more attuned to seeing fine detail and objects that move rapidly, women are better at differentiating between colors, or so reports HealthDay News of a study conducted by researchers at Brooklyn College and Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Study participants, all of whom were over the age of 16, had normal color vision and perfect 20/20 vision (either natural or corrected), were asked to view and identify colors across the spectrum from red to violet. In order for men to see the same color hue as women, they had to view a slightly longer wavelength. Men had more trouble than women discerning specific colors in the center of the spectrum. Men were better able than women to see images that changed rapidly.
And there may be more scientific shielding to come because “As with other senses, such as hearing and the olfactory system, there are marked sex differences in vision between men and women,” according to the survey results!
So the next time she asks, “do these pants make my hips look big you answer, No dear, not if they’re b-l-u-e.”