Non-visual Color Recognition

Author: Sako Yoichiro//Ono Tomoko
ESPER Laboratory, Sony Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 1997
Other: Volume ID: 15 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 36-49 , Special Notes: Also in Japanese. , Word Count: 117

The authors seek to establish the existence of non-visual color recognition processes, such as the dermat-sight and clairvoyance. Two psychic persons participated in non-visual color recognition experiments conducted using colored papers, colored sponges and LEDs. Tests using 17 different colored papers, 5 different colored sponges and 3 different monochromatic papers produced highly significant results that offer strong support for the existence of non-visual color recognition. The existence of the phenomenon was also observed when color information was blocked from the subject's skin, thus suggesting that clairvoyance may be a factor. Detection of differences in colored LEDs was more difficult than colored papers or sponges, possibly, as reported by the subject, because LED color was experienced as light rather than color.