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The Science of Color Blindness

Key Facts In This Video

  1. The cones in the retina contain three types of photopigments that are sensitive to different wavelengths of visible light. 00:16

  2. The genes for red and green photopigments are located on the X chromosome, which is why more males are colorblind than females. 01:23

  3. Colorblindness doesn't mean that you see the world in shades of gray. 01:48