Color lives in the memories, as well as the eyes, of the beholder, suggests a German study of how people perceive the color, or colorlessness, of fruit. Karl Gegenfurtner and his colleagues at Justus-Liebig University in Giessen put their subjects in front of a computer screen with digital images of fruits—a banana, for example—in brown, purple or any arbitrary color. The subjects were then instructed to use the computer's software to manipulate the fruits' color. When asked to make a gray—or colorless—banana, all 14 subjects made images that were slightly blue.