Our research on colors in Boston

At the ongoing congress in Boston, a member of the Pain Research Group, Karolina Wiercioch-Kuzianik, MSc, presented her research on the influence of the saturation and lightness of colors on pain perception. It turned out that stimuli preceded by highly saturated colors (especially 75% red) were rated by the subjects as more painful than less saturated colors. Also, expected pain intensity and fear were higher under such conditions. The research was funded by the National Science Centre of Poland.