What Color is that Dress?

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How we see an object has everything to do with how that object is illuminated. But our brains have adapted to see white as white whether it’s under harsh fluorescent light or soft daylight, whether it’s cast under blue or yellow light. That’s called color constancy, said Anya Hurlbert, professor of visual neuroscience at Newcastle University. It’s something that Monet played with all the time, painting the color of hay bale shadows purple, for example, according to the light that was illuminating them.

“Monet was exquisitely sensitive to the color of light,” Hurlbert said.

That dress isn’t blue or gold because color doesn’t exist – PBS Newshour

Read on, and have scientists smarter than I explain the intricacies of eye mechanics. Impress friends this weekend with your deep technical knowledge of the day’s great debate. What color is that dress?

If you come to the library this weekend, take a look at our books of Paintings by Monet to satisfy your eyes. Have a good Weekend!

Patchogue St. Patrick’s Day 2015 parade grand marshals receive sash

Peter and Anne Marie Sarich (center) pictured with previous grand marshals of the Patchogue St. Patrick's Day parade. Photo Credit: GPCC/Krystle L. DiNicola
Peter and Anne Marie Sarich (center) pictured with previous grand marshals of the Patchogue St. Patrick's Day parade. Photo Credit: GPCC/Krystle L. DiNicola

Anne Marie and Peter Sarich (center) pictured with previous grand marshals of the Patchogue St. Patrick’s Day parade. Photo Credit: GPCC/Krystle L. DiNicola

Anne Marie and Peter Sarich, this year’s grand marshals for the Patchogue St. Patrick’s Day parade, received their sash at a ceremony Sunday at Brick House Brewery, 67 W. Main St., in Patchogue Village.

The ceremony included music from band Bangers and Mash as well as an Irish Soda Bread contest, according a Thursday blog post on the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce’s website.

The day’s customs are leading up to the parade’s 20th year, which is scheduled for Sunday, March 22nd at 11 a.m. As previously announced, the parade will kick off from the intersection of Route 112 and East Main Street before continuing west toward West Avenue.

Leading off the parade at 10:55 a.m. will be the May the Road Rise to Meet Ye 5K run/walk. More information on the race can be found on Patchogue Village Parks and Recreation Department’s Facebook Page by clicking here.

Know other St. Patrick’s Day events in Patchogue or Medford coming up this month, or other local tips? Email them to mjsorrentino@gmail.com.

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