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True Colors

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January 19, 2022

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True Colors

Though we see the same world, we see it through different eyes.

– Virginia Woolf –

True Colors

“Concetta, a functioning tetrachromat, possesses a rare genetic mutation that illuminates one hundred distinct shades of color for every one perceived by the average person. Human color vision falls along a vibrant spectrum created from an interplay of genetics and environment: anomalous trichromats (the 6 percent of individuals referred to as colorblind) possess two fully functioning color receptors, most commonly blue with either deficient red or green; trichromats, encompassing the majority of humans, register somewhere between a hundred thousand to a million colors from a blend of blue, red, and green; and tetrachromats, a rare cohort, express a fourth color receptor in their eyes that, in Concetta’s case, corresponds to orange.” Artist Concetta Antico is possessed of vision that can register 100 million colors– 100 times the amount that most people can see. Science writer Natalie Middleton shares more about Concetta’s dazzling world. { read more }

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Learn more about Concetta Antico and check out some of her art (that gives a glimpse into her extraordinary view of the world) here., { more }

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