In the quote thread, Maris said:

Quote Originally Posted by Maris View Post
Black and white involves luminance pictures rather than chrominance pictures. Luminance only pictures do not get sent to the brainís visual lobes for interpretation but instead to the part of the brain that unravels abstractions; a very rich mental experience compared to the mere naming of subject matter.
This rings a dim bell in the far reaches of my mind. Is this true? Can anyone comment on the science or psychology behind this? If it is accurate, it explains a lot about the attraction of black and white.