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What color is this dress?

Last updated on March 18, 2015

by Jim Busha// Staff Writer

Social media, news media and a lot of students here at Volunteer State Community College were all buzzing with the question, ìWhat color is the dress?

The photo was originally posted to social media by Caitlin McNeill, a 21 year old singer, who lives on a Scottish island named Colonsay.

The photo of the dress was sent to McNeill by a friend who was getting married, whose mother sent it as a color idea for the wedding.

However, the bride and groom couldn’t agree on what color the dress was.

When McNeill saw how popular the photo was on her Facebook, she then added it to her Tumblr account and from there it spread throughout the Internet.

YikYak.com did a poll on Thursday night asking, ìWhat color is the dress?

Tens of thousands of people voted.

The results of their poll were 53 percent said it is black and blue and 47 percent said it is white and gold.

The truth is that that there are different factors that affect each of us differently when it comes to our perception of colors.

Your eyes try to discount the chromatic bias of the daylight axis. People either discount the blue side, and see white and gold or they discount the gold side in which they see blue and black, said Bevel Conway, a neuroscientist at Wellesley College.

What color is the dress to you? We may never agree on what color the dress is, but there is one thing we may be able to agree on; that is one ugly dress!

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