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Feeling Sad Turns Your World Gray

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  • Emotions influence low-level visual processes, which are your basic perceptions of space and form, including color perception
  • In a new study, people feeling sad had a harder time differentiating between colors on the blue-yellow color axis
  • Sadness impairs color perception, making your world appear grayer

By Dr. Mercola

When feeling down, people might say they’re “feeling blue” and the world looks “colorless” or “gray.” It turns out these may be more than expressions, as how you feel may actually change the way you see the world around you.


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