Woman found with superhuman sight
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."
what do you think?
Is she one of the X-Men :D
Andrea Clare Summers
Lmao I think she means us!
This just fascinates me! Wow!
Lesser creatures? So she can she more colours, that makes us lesser creatures? That's like saying a kid with only one leg is a lesser creature than me. And I do not believe that.
having less legs is a disability. this is an enhacement. i like the idea that this is possibly an emergent evolutionary trait in us. i remember watching a programme that liked to highlight evolution in a species in progress' and this might be a new characteristic we're developing toward.
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They do say women in general have better colour recognition and better hearing than men.
Someone here is trying to ----
how can they tell she sees 99 million more colours then the rest of us
I want to see what she can! I might be missing out on something! lol
So, how did anybody even figure this out? How did she know she was different? Is she an artist? A photographer? A fashion designer? The story gives almost no information other than the headline.