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I have 5 questions.
1) Do colors affect emotion?
2) Which colors have the greatist effect on someones emotions?
3)Would a combination of colors have a greater effect on someone?
4)Does color have to be a certain shade for it to have an effect on emotion?
5)Do all colors have an effect on emotion?
Question Date: 2012-01-08
Answer 1:

Some studies have shown different effects of colors on our brain. One study from 2009 showed that when people were asked to do a task that required attention, they did best when seeing red, whereas when the people had to do a task that required being creative, they did best when seeing blue. Here's a news report on the scientific study:


There was also a study done that found that the area of the brain that processes vision (which is called the V4 area) may be organized according to color -- see this webpage for more information:


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