You’ve heard of rose-tinted spectacles, red lenses as it were., but how about a pair of glasses that gives you the edge on assessing a person’s inner emotions or helps medics work out who is truly ill.
A rosy blush or the sickly green colour of one’s skin can reveal different aspects of mood and health, as I discussed in a review of Mark Changizi’s recent book. It’s deceptively powerful and socially insightful aspect of vision and the reason that there is no single word for the colour of your skin, regardless of your race.
A startup company is hoping to exploit this in a product that reveals a person’s true colours. Changizi told Sciencebase he has patent pending on the system.