From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-01 09:33:47
Joel <joel_at_[hidden]> writes:
> 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
>> 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?
People pay more attention to hard things than easy ones?
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