THE SCIENCE (AND PSEUDOSCIENCE)

As I take a moment to really look at these images, I become more aware of the depth of reality and our continuous evolution, and how it is marked by aha moments that shape our perceptions and experiences.

There are many easily researched informational sources on the various effects of color on our brain and emotions in both the academic world, and in the fields of home and office decor using the art of Feng Shui.
I have used a number of them to classify each piece as to it's effectiveness in altering our mood and productivity level.  I will be adding more periodically.
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Mandalas are intricate geometric patterns often used in mindfulness practices. Focusing on creating or coloring mandalas can promote relaxation, concentration, and a meditative state, fostering mindfulness by directing attention to the present moment and promoting a sense of calm.

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The Connection Between Color and Focus    

In art therapy, color is often associated with a person’s emotions. Color may also influence a person’s mental or physical state. For example, studies have shown that some people looking at the color red resulted in an increased heart rate, which then led to additional adrenaline being pumped into the blood stream. You can learn more about how color therapy works and how light and color might affect us.

There are also commonly noted psychological effects of color as it relates to two main categories: warm and cool. Warm colors – such as red, yellow and orange – can spark a variety of emotions ranging from comfort and warmth to hostility and anger. Cool colors – such as green, blue and purple – often spark feelings of calmness.

The concepts of color psychology can also be applied in everyday life. For example, maybe you’re planning on re-painting your walls or redecorating a house or room with a new color scheme. Well, you might want to consider some of these suggestions about colors and how they might affect your emotions and mood.

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In The Blink Of An Eye
MIT neuroscientists find the brain can identify images seen for as little as 13 milliseconds.
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office
January 16, 2014
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The Influence of Colour on Memory Performance: A Review
The National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information

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I will keep adding reference material as I continue to educate myself and my followers about being proactive in choosing visuals that feed us and our families.

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