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Tetrachromacy: the mysterious case of extra-ordinary color vision

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Gabriele Jordan, Professor John Mollon


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© 2019. Recent years have witnessed a growing public interest in human tetrachromacy – the possibility that a subpopulation of women enjoy an extra dimension of color vision. Yet, by contrast, rigorous studies of this unusual phenotype are sparse. The aim here is to offer the reader a guide to the facts and myths regarding this potential ‘superpower’ and to address the core methodological issues that need to be considered when investigating it.

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Author(s): Jordan G, Mollon J

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences

Year: 2019

Volume: 30

Pages: 130-134

Print publication date: 01/12/2019

Online publication date: 05/09/2019

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

ISSN (print): 2352-1546

ISSN (electronic): 2352-1554

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2019.08.002


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