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Woman found with superhuman sight | Orange UK

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A woman has been found with ‘superhuman’ sight enabling her to see 99 million more colours than the rest of us.

She can see an unimaginable range and depth of hues and is the first so-called ‘tetrachromat’ to be discovered in Britain, reports Metro.

Gabriele Jordan, a neuroscientist at Newcastle University, says the condition only affects women – and there may be others.

“Unfortunately, she cannot describe how her colour vision compares with ours any more than we can tell a colour-blind person what red looks like to us,” she said.

Vision is based on eye cells known as cones – but tetrachromats have four types instead of three.

“Tetrachromats may never need to draw on their full capacity,” said Ms Jordan.

“They may be trapped in a world tailored to creatures with lesser powers.”

via Woman found with superhuman sight | Orange UK.


Written by edparnell

June 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm

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