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Pay more attention to color in your life: Quick Tip 2

Try this. Notice the colors around you.

Challenge yourself to notice the colors you interact with in your daily life. Color is linked with psychological and cultural effects. Red colored pills work better as depressants depending on the culture. Maybe patients expect red pills to be better and that changes the placebo effect. Colors influences our moods. My voice mail message asks people to leave their name, number and favorite color. I often forget this until I hear an unexpected “My favorite color is orange!” At the end of an professional message

Have you tried paying more attention to color? Did notice anything interesting?

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The Science of Imagination: Uncanny Creativity 35

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Brian E. Young

I'm a graphic designer (portfolio), classical pianist and artist in Baltimore, MD. I host the Uncanny Creativity Podcast helping to demystify the creative process and creator of Funlooksfun.com, an online shop for apparel and games. Twitter: @sketchee

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