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Here’s why the color on your computer looks like ‘hideous sludge’

Science can explain.


Patrick Howell O'Neill


Posted on Mar 21, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 6:21 am CDT

You’ve probably never noticed it before but the colors on your computer aren’t quite right. According to this video, they’re broken.

The way colors blend on screen results in a “hideous sludge,” the cause of which can be traced right back to bizarre kinks in human perception.

How do we fix it?

Alternatively, someone can just fix our very strange brains. Easy.

Screengrab via MinutePhysics/YouTube

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*First Published: Mar 21, 2015, 5:56 pm CDT