Experts Have Figured Out Why Some Special People Can See Millions More Colors

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We may take for granted the fact that we wake each morning and see the world in color. For a select few, though, it’d be hard to do so. With just one change in the makeup of their eyes, their vision becomes much richer. Stunningly, they can see more colors ‒ 99 million extra shades, to be precise ‒ then everyone else on earth.

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People with this incredible boost in vision see more hues than we could ever imagine. During one test of this ability, three of these extra colors appeared inside in a special light device. Normal eyes can’t perceive any differentiation between that trio of shades. But those with this particular change in their cells? They could see each hue as it flashed before their eyes.

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