A popular saying goes that, “beauty is in the eye of the beholding”.
Now a new scientific finding has taken this axiom to the next level by validating that men and women are actually wired to view the world in different ways.
The Neurologist involved in the research, Prof. Philip Njamanze from Imo State, said the study was based on how the brain of men and women receive and interpret colours.
Prof. Njamanze explained that the study showed that it is the nature of men to take holistic view of things, while women on the other hand are more concerned about the particles representing the details.
He said where this is well understood and appreciated, it could help husband and wife to be successful in their union as blending of their different perceptions would enable them have all-rounded knowledge of things.
Prof. Njamanze, also an author believed that the finding would enable effective teaching of Artificial Intelligence to pupils and students.
He added that he embarked on the study out of curiosity to unravel how some rare people particularly women with four cone receptors called tetrachromats can distinguish 100 million colors, unlike the majority of the people.
Prof. Njamanze, while responding to questions from our Senior Editor, Innocent Onoh on the finding explained that, “Yes, men and women view the world differently, because while men see the wavelength representing holistic view of things women see the details particles of light representing the details of things.
“So in a family, if man and women the entire essence of things could be fully appreciated”, he noted.
According to a statement earlier released by the neurologist, ”I have been fascinated with the enormous capacity of human color vision. Just imagine the photons of light are processed by 126 million light-sensitive cells in your eyes. With your usual three main cone receptors you can distinguish around 1 million colors.
“However, some rare people particularly women with four cone receptors called tetrachromats can distinguish 100 million colors. This is of interest to us at our Neurocybernetic laboratory here at Chidicon, where we study Brain Control systems for applications in Disease and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
“Our interest is to understand how the brain integrates the basic characteristics of color vision comprising hue, saturation and brightness. Hue is the dominant wavelength classified as red, yellow, green, blue or intermediate color. Saturation is the amount of white light mixed with hue.
“Brightness refers to intensity or shading mixed with the hue. The physical characteristics could be displayed in the familiar 3D-Color space. However, how the brain processes the colors has not been fully elucidated.
”We hypothesized that, the brain functionally integrates within a three-dimensional physiologic ‘color space’, luminance effect in the left hemisphere with wavelength-differencing activity in the right hemisphere in men, but with frequency-differencing activity in the left hemisphere in women. This functional integration in color space could be mathematically modeled and could have potential applications in the study of color memory, adaptive neuroplasticity in stroke management/rehabilitation, neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer) and artificial intelligence.
“The details of this first in literature ground-breaking study was described in [Njemanze, P.C. Gender-related differences in physiologic color space: a functional transcranial Doppler (f TCD) study.
“Our hypothesis was confirmed and underscored that men and women do not see the world in colors in the same light in the brain!”