Just noticed something about the John Doe show...

in General Discussion edited January 2014
If he sees in black and white, why does he see in a "noisy TV" sort of black and white instead of just a clear image devoid of color? <img src="graemlins/cancer.gif" border="0" alt="[cancer]" /> I bet John Doe doesn't bother with satellite-dish TV.


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    burningwheelburningwheel Posts: 1,827member
    that's just the directors concept, i don't think he really sees that way
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    randycat99randycat99 Posts: 1,919member
    Director's concept? I thought the whole point of switching to B&W view was to show what John Doe was seeing through his eyes.
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    burningwheelburningwheel Posts: 1,827member
    well he does see in b&w, but i don't think he sees everything grainy. the grainy part is the director's concept i think, my wife agrees
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    and when the wife agrees, you really don't have any other options. It's etched in stone now
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    randycat99randycat99 Posts: 1,919member
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    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Maybe he's a robot robot robot robot robot
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    randycat99randycat99 Posts: 1,919member
    He does prefer the Apple computer setups, though!
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    curiousuburbcuriousuburb Posts: 3,325member
    purely from a rods and cones point of view, it's advantageous to pick b/w rather than colour if you've only got one working

    the focal centre of your retina is almost exclusively colour sensitive cells... that's why stargazers must use averted vision to detect faint stars... dead centre focus doesn't have enough b/w sensitivity

    a truly accurate model of b/w-only vision would effectively have a completely blind central disk diffused at the edges where the brain compensates

    incidentally, there is a medical condition called synesthaesia where people conflate multiple senses so that, for example numbers or music is visualized with specific colours. something like 3 in a 1000 have this condition, and some exaggerated cases report "hearing in colour" although they only "see in b/w"

    not sure if the show has consulted with specialists in synesthaesia or if the DP is wingin' it

    edit:<a href="http://web.mit.edu/synesthesia/www/synesthesia.html"; target="_blank">linky for explainy</a>

    [ 03-10-2003: Message edited by: curiousuburb ]</p>
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