Munsell Hue Test

Mondays may be a relief for workaholics, but most of us are trying to disguise the fact that we either didn’t have time to shower this morning or that we’re still drunk from last night. So while you’re pretending to work, why not exercise your visual acuity?

I found online versions of the Munsell Hue Test posted a few different places, but either place you take the test, it’s not as easy as it looks. The game involves putting lines of colored tiles in spectral order. The distinction between tiles is harder for some than others, especially if your rods and cones are still sleeping.  But if you can prevail against eye fatigue, hereditary eye disease and the watchful eyes of bosses… then maybe your week is looking up.

-Alex.

16 Comments Munsell Hue Test

  1. Kate June 14, 2010 at 8:41 AM

    So what was your final score? I managed to score an 8.

  2. mort goldman June 14, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    i scored a 22 after my eyes started bleeding.

  3. Tim June 14, 2010 at 9:31 AM

    Wow, I got 0. Perfect color vision. Good to know, I joke about subjectively seeing different colors than other people see. But on a relative scale I have no problem distinguishing hue! Awesome. I had to take out my contacts to do this though, they were really getting in the way.

  4. rickythrills June 14, 2010 at 9:31 AM

    Holy cow! I got a 3!!…and I just woke up O_O
    I’m curious as to what Bobby got now

  5. kidjohnny June 14, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Scored a perfect 0. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. Whitney G June 14, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    I got a 4 :)

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  8. Matthew F June 14, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    I got a 4. I think this thing is more a test of one’s patience than anything.

  9. Carlton June 14, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    i got a 7… kind of a drag. it sure was fun though

  10. Liz June 14, 2010 at 6:28 PM

    I took this many years ago when I first found it, in like 2006, and I got a perfect score – and I just took it again – sill perfect! YES! ;D
    (I have screenshots for proof.)

  11. Alex DentAlex Dent June 14, 2010 at 9:33 PM

    my score? uh… well… um… a lot. Let’s just say it’s a number somewhere between the number of moons that the earth has and the number of moons that Saturn has.

  12. JFK June 17, 2010 at 7:33 AM

    Your score: 0

    Hurrah

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  14. Richard Pomerleau October 28, 2010 at 5:55 AM

    %)52 years old”My score is nine.

  15. Munsell Color System January 14, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Great post Alex. Glad to see you were enthusiastic enough to try our test. Thanks!

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