Monday, March 5, 2012

a dog's rainbow


Casey Klahn has posted an interesting pastel on The Colorist,
called "Dog, detail #1". We couldn't pass up the opportunity.

According to Psychology Today, Jay Neitz at the University of California, Santa Barbara, tested the color vision of dogs and came up with a nice chart.

We have a question...













What's psychology?

8 comments:

Kevin Mizner said...

Funny-- the dog's view doesn't look like a Milkbone...

Casey Klahn said...

Yes, and also what is dog psychology? My dog looks at me and only sees hearts dancing. Seriously - he is a big fan of humans.

Thanks for the mention, Sam. Now I will have some visits other than the German electric cigarette website.

Celeste Bergin said...

I just wonder how they know what dogs see..is it based on how many color rods they have?

SamArtDog said...

Actually, it's the cones. Dogs have two kinds. Humans have three. Color- blind people also have just two. Dogs make up for it with noses that about a kajillion times more sensitive than ours.

Casey Klahn said...

The same with Deer. Other-worldly hearing and smell make up for the fact that they are non-binocular and color blind.

hw (hallie) farber said...

This explains why dogs thought I was blonde and more fun (they didn't know my hair was red). Babies screamed but dogs liked me.

Page Railsback said...

REALLY? You must be part dog? Love your 3 previous pieces

loriann signori said...

No red! A very subdued spectrum, very interesting!