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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hyper-Sensitive Eyes That Can See Colors Others Cannot

'I See Colours You Cannot Perceive or Imagine.' 

Some women are born with hyper-sensitive eyes that can see the world in ways most of us cannot even imagine. What’s it like to live with this gift?

David Robson | March 17, 2016

A few years ago, the artist Concetta Antico discovered that she was carrying a genetic mutation that gave her astonishingly sensitive perception of colour – seeing a spectrum of distinct shades where we only see one.
As she told BBC Future in 2014, even the dullest pebble on the road shimmered like a kaleidoscope.
“The little stones jump out at me with oranges, yellows, greens, blues and pinks,” she says. “I’m kind of shocked when I realise what other people aren’t seeing.”

(Credit: Concetta Antico)
"The detailed colour in Concetta Antico's artwork may help us to imagine what she sees." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (The Women with Superhuman Vision. A tiny group of people can see ‘invisible’ colours that no-one else can perceive, discovers David Robson. How do they do it? September 5, 2014) and (Preliminary research report on the results of Concetta Antico’s psychophysical color vision testing and its relation to her photopigment opsin genotype. Kimberly A. Jameson and Alissa D. Winkler. 2014)>

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