From weird colour names, to understanding how humans see colour


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How do we interpret colour? 

The Soundbyte team had a conversation about very weird colour names. From Xanadu which resembles a khaki colour, to coquelicot (pronounced – coo-koo-la-coo) which apparently is a bright shade of orange, it got our producers thinking about how we really see colour; and do men and women see colour differently, or is that merely a myth?

Guest: Professor Priscilla Makunyane – Academic Head of Department Ophthalmology, University of Pretoria


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