eye color - changing with mood
longo at ix.netcom.com
Thu Feb 23 01:22:12 EST 1995
In <3idu1e$arm at newsbf02.news.aol.com> tmlawyer at aol.com (Tmlawyer)
>I have a hypothesis.
>First, I do not believe that the iris changes. I know that it is
>sufficiently invariant that it can be used for biometric identification
>the extent of 1x10**34 or better. There are patents on this and a new
>company in NJ exploiting this fact.
>By the same token, I believe the persons who claim to see changes.
>Perhaps the perceived difference is the iris against a changing
>background, e.g. the lids and adjacent skin surfaces. A person is said
>be "blue" for a reason; the blood pressure is lower .... often
>dramatically ... when depressed. Conversely, the b.p. is very high and
>the skin is flushed when aroused. This would be most pronounced in
>Caucasians and would be apparent most readily with
>What do you think? Plausible? I would be pleased to help do the
>experimental on this ... especially the high blood pressure portions.
I can only tell you what I have seen. It does not happen often, in fact
I have only seen it twice in 20 years of acquaintance. The mind state
it is associated with would be something like 'glorious jubilation'/,
expansive extasy --nonsexual. In depressive, low energy moods/mind
states the color becomes 'dead algae/grey. Normally it's olive
green/gray, (hazel). The color change is very dramatic - it really
looks like looking at a pale blue sky through a chunk of ice. Now, her
eyes also mimic (reflect?) blues and greens worn above the waist, but
remain olive/gray/green when wearing yellows, whites, reds. My
understanding of hazel eyes was that they were generally known to
adapt/reflect hues in clothing as noted above. Is this not correct?
However, she is the only person i am aware of whose eyes turn blue in
the manner just described. The phenomenon is totally objective. Any
ideas as to (1) the mechanism governing 'hazel' iris color adaptation to
surroundings and (2) the special case of the crystal blue change
generated without question by highly charged, positive, expansive
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