The Expanding Palette of Colors

Ever since the stone age, people have added colors to the world's natural palette. This shifted human vision and experience, literally adding shades to our perception of the world.

Still, there’s something universal that remains constant and common over peoples and time, it seems, in both simple and complex societies. We can see it in the similarities in the language of colors across tongues, according to cognitive scientist Edward Gibson of MIT.

See the video or read the recent article on MIT News.