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- n. Plural form of tetrachromat.
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There are some variant cone receptors in the human genepool, and for a while they were hoping to find human tetrachromats who would almost certainly be female.
In that case tetrachromats would only very rarely notice that they have the ability to see some colours we don't.
Millions of women around the world are tetrachromats (red, orange, green, blue), and can distinguish one hundred million colors.
And some women may be tetrachromats, so it may not be strictly true that all people have just
"I'm not going to lie to you, it involved a bidet." posted on Wed May 19, 2010 9: 49 pm drsauced wrote: Thanks to UberGerbil's post I went about figuring out what the heck tetrachromats are ... well that led to, like many things these days, porn about whatever I was trying to look up. bdwilcox
While we are trichromats, having photo-pigments with sensitivities at three peak wavelengths, birds have photo-pigments with sensitivities at four or five peak wavelengths, making them true tetrachromats, or perhaps even pentachromats.
Thanks to UberGerbil's post I went about figuring out what the heck tetrachromats are ... well that led to, like many things these days, YouTube and stomatopods (mantis shrimps, with quite possibly the most complex eyes on