A serious topic today.
The color red increases the speed and strength of reactions.
A University of Rochester Study
What links speed, power, and the color red? Hint: it's not a sports car. It's your muscles.
A new study, published in the latest issue of the journal Emotion, finds that when humans see red, their reactions become both faster and more forceful. And people are unaware of the color's intensifying effect.
The findings may have applications for sporting and other activities in which a brief burst of strength and speed is needed, such as weightlifting. But the authors caution that the color energy boost is likely short-lived.
"Color affects us in many ways depending on the context," explains Elliot, whose research also has documented how men and women are unconsciously attracted to the opposite sex when they wear red. "Those color effects fly under our awareness radar," he says.
Not so serious
I think this is what is meant by Seeing Red. I saw her red panties and paddled her little bottom until it was also red.