From: Joel (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-01 04:55:05
David Abrahams wrote:
> Joel <joel_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>"Blue relaxes our nervous system. It has a sobering effect on
>>the mind and can cause people to be more contemplative, which
>>is the opposite reaction as red."
>>"Blue surroundings, if not too dark, increase productivity.
>>Studies show that students score higher, weightlifters lift
>>heavier weights in blue rooms. People retain more when reading
>>information written in blue text."
>>Now, that last point is contrary to the study you mentioned,
>>and I agree with it.
> I don't see any contradiction there. Blue can have all those effects
> and still be harder to read.
Really? When people retain more information from reading text,
I would surmise that that's because the stress and tension is
lessened, as in the case when our nervous system is relaxed.
How can it be the opposite?
-- Joel de Guzman http://www.boost-consulting.com http://spirit.sf.net
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