Colours & Emotion For November 2019

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  1. Red and Blue colour image

    There is a higher probability of those wearing red winning in competitive sports. People perceive those wearing red as aggressive and dominant. There is science behind this with experimental evidence that red stimuli is perceived as dominating and causing negative effects on those viewing them. Scientists at the University of Durham published a research in 2005 that showed that athletes who wore red were more likely to defeat their opponents.

    According to a study conducted at the University of Munster by German sports psychologists, if one of the competitors is strong and the other weak, it won't change the outcome of the fight. However, closer the levels, the easier it is for the colour red to tip the scale in the favour of the team wearing red.

  2. Although different colours can be perceived in different ways, did you know that the descriptive names of those colours also matter? According to a study titled “A rose by any other name…,” when subjects were asked to assess products with different colour names such as cosmetics, fancy names were preferred over simpler names. For instance, “mocha” was found to be more likeable than “brown,” despite the fact that the subjects were shown the same colour. Amusing, isn’t it?

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Colours & Fashion For November 2019

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Kimono in autumn colour dress

When we break the word “kimono” into two, we are left with ki, which means “wear,” and mono, which means “thing.” A kimono, then, is a “thing to wear.” The silken, long-sleeved robes are admired all over the world for their beautiful prints and vibrant colour shades – striking fuchsia pinks, deep blues and flashy geranium reds. Interestingly, the shape and colour of a Kimono reveals certain hints about its wearer. A Japanese woman clothed in red robe would be better understood as communicating a message of prosperity. Interesting how a colour can be symbolic, isn’t it?

 

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Colours & Gems For November 2019

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  1. Colours  Gems and Cordierite Image

    Cordierite
    Take a look at this gemstone. It is called the Cordierite. It was discovered in 1813, in specimens from Níjar, the province of Almería in Spain. It gets its name from the French geologist, Louis Cordier. Cordierite is a strongly pleochroic mineral, meaning it appears in different colours according to the direction of view. Its colour will be noticeably different when viewed at different angles. It is one of the few minerals that exhibit such strong pleochroism, and is the most popular mineral displaying this optical property. When a transparent Cordierite specimen is viewed through an angle, it appears violet-blue to blue, and when shifted, looks grey or yellowish.

  2. Chrysocolla Colours shade Image

    Chrysocolla
    Wondering which gemstone this is? It is known as Chrysocolla. It is first and foremost a Stone of Communication. It is also known as the stone of Goddess. It is devoted to teaching, expression and empowerment. The serenity of its turquoise-blue colour discharges negative energies and allows truth to surface and be heard. A peaceful stone, it encourages compassion and strengthening of character as well. Chrysocolla is a copper stone, appearing in shades of colours, right from deep blue to light green, and is usually found in association with Malachite and Azurite. It is considered the stone of prosperity and helps stimulate the mind and relax emotions at the same time.

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Colours & Nature For November 2019

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  1. The Painted Lichen Moth Image

    Painted Lichen Moth
    What you are looking at is a moth known as the Painted Lichen Moth. The first thing you notice when your eyes fall upon the moth is its wing pattern and colours. The wing is striking with an interesting colour combination of grey and yellow. There are some additional pops of colour, ranging from pink to red.

    According to the University of Milwaukee Wisconsin, the moth can do “faecal flicking,” which means it can fire its poop up to 30 body lengths away from itself. Now, isn’t that amusing? Researchers also think that this skill helps the moth avoid predatory parasites and wasps that rely on tracking down their prey by the scent of faeces.

  2. Curl Crested Aracari Image

    Curl-crested Aracari
    This is the Curl-crested Aracari, a bird with head feathers that resemble shiny black pieces of plastic. In fact, the bird gets its name from its curled, glossy feathers. It has red back, yellow underparts with a single red breast. The bird has a long tail and an ornately-patterned huge maroon-coloured bill. The bare skin around its eyes is light blue. It moves in small groups, foraging in fruiting trees. It nests in trees with appropriate hollows, most of which are previously made by woodpeckers.

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