Wonder Color Vision Woman

Vor zwei Jahren hatte ich über die erste bestätigte Tetrachromatin gebloggt, die nicht nur RGB mit ihren Augen sehen kann, sondern eine zusätzliche Zapfen-Art in ihrer Netzhaut hat und deshalb circa einhundert mal soviele Farben sehen kann, wie wir. PopSci hat jetzt ein Profil über Concetta Antico:

When Concetta Antico looks at a leaf, she sees much more than just green. “Around the edge I’ll see orange or red or purple in the shadow; you might see dark green but I’ll see violet, turquoise, blue,” she said. “It’s like a mosaic of color.” […] Based on Antico's genes, [Kimberly Jameson, a cognitive scientist at the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences at the University of California,] has determined that Antico's fourth cone absorbs wavelengths that are "reddish-orangey-yellow, but what it appears to Concetta is uncertain at the moment," she added. Since the tests aren't calibrated for this wavelength, empirically demonstrating tetrachromacy is still really difficult.

PopSci: This Woman Sees 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person (via Boing Boing)