Hi, I am looking for people who experience light and colour sensitivity to tell their story in my book ‘I Can’t Sit On That Red Chair – The Relationship Between Sensory Processing Difficulties and Atypical Spectral Sensitivity’ If you are interested, please fill in the questionnaire below, add your contact details and I will be in touch.
DO YOU KNOW HOw COLOUR MIGHT BE AFFECTING YOU? IT IS EVERYWHERE. MAYBE WE SHOULD THINK ABOUT IT!
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We talk about many sensitivities but is visual sense the forgotten sense? We talk about sound sensitivity even though there is nothing wrong with our ears. So maybe there could be such a thing as visual sensitivity even though there is nothing wrong with our eyes
When ADHD is diagnosed, could it really be that someone is twirling because they don’t like the colour of the carpet or someone else’s jumper?
When someone with autism says they don’t want to go out today could it be because of their perception of the light?
When a sensitive child covers their ears, might they be reacting to visual stimulus but just not think to cover their eyes?
When someone is depressed, anxious, fatigued, could this be a reaction to the colours around them, not an emotional/psychological reaction from within?
My book tells the story of mine and my son’s journey to discover our visual sensitivity. It is concise and to the point and gives you ideas as to how you might consider whether colour sensitivity is an issue for you, your child or someone you know.
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Hi, I have been making a lot of videos about how I perceive light and colour in a different way to those around me. I have often wondered if I am ‘seeing’ differently or more ‘processing’ differently so I bought myself a spectrometer!
My Discoveries & Thoughts
I AM like a human spectrometer! I constantly perceive subtle changes in the colour spectrum in the atmosphere. For instance just looking at the sky I can perceive when there is an increase in violet light or decrease in red light. I have tested my observations with my spectrometer readings and they have been correct.
(incidentally my colour sensitivity is so extreme that I can’t look at the intensity of a colour spectrum so my husband removed the colour and sent me a black and white line graph for my observation.)
HOWEVER I see light and colour differently to those around me. My brain sometimes processes the relative intensity of wave lengths incorrectly meaning that I might perceive some wave lengths as less intense than I see on my spectrometer making some colours appear drab and others too bright.
ALSO I feel the change in the light as much as I perceive it visually. I know if there is more violet light because I will feel more intuitive or suddenly have a desire to eat crunchy food. I know if there is more red light because I will feel less grounded and have a desire to eat softer foods.
SOLUTION I live by the light meaning that from when I get up the morning I have half an eye out to check what the light is doing. How I see the light affects all my choices of the day – what I wear, what I eat, what I do and how I relate to myself and other people. When I perceive more violet light I am more creative and intuitive. When I perceive more red light I am more into my home projects. When I perceive more yellow light I enjoy relationship with other people more.