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Lab of Misfits features in BBC2 Horizon, 8th August

Lab of Misfits is very pleased to be appearing on BBC2's Horizon programme, to be televised on BBC2 on Monday 8th August, at 9pm. Our first contribution to the Horizon programme was broadcast in October 2010, which explored the nature of illusion.

The second programme, entitled Do you see what I see?, explores the nature of colour.

Do you see what I see?' reveals a surprising truth about how we all see the world. You may think a rose is red, the sky is blue and the grass is green but it now seems that the colours you see may not always be the same as the colours I see. Your age, sex and even mood can affect how you experience colours. 

During the making of this programme, the BBC filmed Lab of Misfits in the Science Museum performing a series of unique experiments that aim to uncover the hidden power that colour has over our lives, and whether we all see it the same way... with the public actively involved in the process. This research has lead to truly original findings into the nature of perception - the results of the experiments are revealed in the programme.

As Beau Lotto, the director of Lab of Misfits, puts it during an interview for the programme: ‘It's a fascinating question. Is one person's perception of red the same as someone else's or in fact could your perception of red be my perception of green?'

More information is available on the BBC website: click here