As far as color vision goes, humans are definitely not the superstars of the animal kingdom (*cough* mantis shrimp *cough*). Most people can perceive about one million different colors. And while that sounds like a lot, researchers just developed a pair of glasses that can boost that number even higher. Who's ready for superhuman color vision?
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Key Facts In This Video
Cones are the eye's color receptors, and most people have three types: blue, red, and green. 00:23
Most humans can see about 1 million colors. 00:55
Tetrachromats have a fourth type of cone, and can see up to 100 million colors. 01:52