Sep 10, 2013

How do colors affect one's moods?

According to the American Institute for Biosocial Research, "colors are electromagnetic wave bands of energy." Each color has its own wavelength. The wave bands stimulate chemicals in your eye, sending messages to the pituitary and pineal glands. These master endocrine glands regulate hormones and other physiological systems in the body. Stimulated by response to colors, glandular activities can alter moods, speed up heart rates, and increase brain activity. (The Handy Science Answer Book, compiled by the Science and Technology department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh)