Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Color Perception


Interesting article about our ability to see colors (or not) thru our vision of electromagnetic radiation.


Human vision relies on what is known as trichromacy, the method which allows the mixing of just three fixed wavelengths of light at certain intensities into the multitudes of shades that color the world we see. This is because the human retina, which transmits visual information to the brain, has only three light-absorbing pigments. 
This is one of the primate kingdom’s benefits since most other animal species are hamstrung with dichromacy, which limits their vision to the mix of just two colors.

Maybe the morons are actually a different species because there are definitely things they cannot see that is for sure...



2 comments:

Bob said...

Eyes are sensitive to a range of frequencies corresponding to those three colors in the visible light spectrum.

Pigeons and butterflies are pentachromats. Compared to them, are we morons?

Matt Franko said...

No we are therefore a different species...

idk if pigeons or butterflies have morons among them youd have to ask them...