Research Lab for Stimulation of the Brain

Colours and emotions

Do you have literally the “blues”? What emotions do colours represent?

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This is studied in this online project. We all have associations and feelings connected to colours. But are these the same in people in different cultures and age groups? This world-wide study with already over 4000 participants from 20 countries tries to answer this question. 

Previous studies have mostly explored small populations in a Western context. They seem to find a gender difference in the perception of colours and emotions. This might be replicated here. 

The online questionnaire takes between 5-10 minutes. If you want to participate, please click the link below:


The research is lead by Prof. Christine Mohr, Nele Dael and Domicele Jonauskaite at the Laboratory for Experimental Research on Behavior, University of Lausanne.

For questions please contact:

Lynn Marquardt