How Many Colors Do You See? Only 1 in 4 can see them all.

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    Well. Let's see how you do. I could see all of them. How about you?

    It's said that women can see more shades of color than men. But whether you’re a man or a woman, the number of colors you can see is actually limited by the color receptors in your eyes. These cone-shaped receptors are usually divided into three types, each one sensitive to a different color – red, blue, or green. The rest of the colors we see are just a combination of these three colors.


    However, some people only have two types of receptors, making them a little color blind. About half of the population in the world have three types, while the remaining group has four types of receptors, and can see more shades of color than most people.

    If you want to know how many types of cones you have in your eyes, count the number of shades you see in the picture below.


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    Less than 20 shades – Dichromat
    You only have two receptor types, a bit similar to dogs. You probably prefer to wear black, beige, and blue shades. About 25% of the population are dichromats, most of whom are men.

    20-32 shades – Trichromat
    You have three types of receptors and enjoy wearing different colors. Your ability to perceive color is within the normal range. Roughly 50% of the population are trichromats.

    33-39 shades – Tetrachromat
    You’re probably a tetrachromat, and, like bees, you have four types of receptors in your eyes. You can see quite a few more colors than the average person. You’re probably irritated by the color yellow and less likely to wear clothes in any yellow shade. Some 25% of the population are tetrachromats, most of whom are women.

    More than 39 – Count again
    There are only 39 shades in the picture.
     
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    I got 35.

    Off to add "Tetrachromat" to my résumé. :thup:
     
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    Only 33.
     
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    33 and yes not a fan of the color yellow.
     
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    I can see all the colors.

     
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    Now I know why I hate yellow.
     
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    In my experience------flashing ishihara plates before the eyes of potential navy recruits------men got more
    color blind issues than do women-------because men is inferior------also----my vague clinical impression is
    that blue eyed boys are in worse shape than brown eyed boys. I once knew this stuff better----the
    involved genes is X linked.... I think-----don't quote me. -my experience and knowledge is more than 35 years ---- WAY BACK
     
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    39.

    Rather surprised that was all of them.
     

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