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Woman with 'superhuman' sight discovered

Posted on Sunday, 24 June, 2012 | Comment icon 34 comments


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Scientists believe that some people are able to see up to 100 times the range of colours most of us can.

Due to the subjective nature of vision it is likely that those with this remarkable gift wouldn't even be aware of it as their superhuman vision would seem normal to them. While the average person can perceive up to a million colours, "tetrachromats" may be able to see up to 100 million colours, opening up a vista of subtle shades and hues that are incomprehensible to everyone else.

Neuroscientist Gabriele Jordan and her team have been actively searching for people with this remarkable ability and against all odds they believe they have found one of them - a doctor who is referred to only as 'cDa29'.

"An unknown number of women may perceive 
millions of colors invisible to the rest of us."

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Comment icon #25 Posted by EllJay on 26 June, 2012, 17:06
They also hear everything. Wives all over the world can for example hear when a man open a beer-can three stories down, even if she is in bathroom, with the door closed, in the shower, with the radio on, singing. Take that Superman.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Helen of Annoy on 26 June, 2012, 18:01
They also hear everything. Wives all over the world can for example hear when a man open a beer-can three stories down, even if she is in bathroom, with the door closed, in the shower, with the radio on, singing. Take that Superman. And weíre psychic too I know youíll spill some of that beer and I know you will be too lazy to get up and put it in the trash, youíll try to score 3 points by hitting the trash can in the kitchen from the living room and miss, or slam it down, spill the trash and make me conclude for the umpteenth time that being married is like having a St.Bernard in the house. Th... [More]
Comment icon #27 Posted by logan valenti on 26 June, 2012, 18:13
It seems you live in interesting neighbourhood Seriously, women tend to complain about actual smells more than men, probably we are more sensitive. On average, of course. And Iím not talking about smelling bull**** and despair, itís a matter of experience, Iím talking about the fact that a woman will know where youíve been and what youíve been doing just by sniffing the air around you while men need to see YouTube clip to discover what is going on, and itís not certain they will recognize itís their wife there, since they probably were focused on boobs only
Comment icon #28 Posted by logan valenti on 26 June, 2012, 18:17
We don't ALWAYS focus on boobs I focus on my resaerch and most other guys LIKE me too focus on our actual lives
Comment icon #29 Posted by logan valenti on 26 June, 2012, 18:19
And weíre psychic too I know youíll spill some of that beer and I know you will be too lazy to get up and put it in the trash, youíll try to score 3 points by hitting the trash can in the kitchen from the living room and miss, or slam it down, spill the trash and make me conclude for the umpteenth time that being married is like having a St.Bernard in the house. The dog, not the actual saint. Again that's an assumption for instance I don't even drink so your wrong
Comment icon #30 Posted by logan valenti on 26 June, 2012, 18:24
How are they going to find these women? They probably don't even know they can see more colours than others!
Comment icon #31 Posted by logan valenti on 26 June, 2012, 18:27
Simple these women would probably have a different formula in their DNA and RNA molecules so if they find out the differing formula than after that all scientists would need is a blood sample
Comment icon #32 Posted by Helen of Annoy on 26 June, 2012, 18:32
I'm not that cruel, guys, I won't say anything.
Comment icon #33 Posted by logan valenti on 26 June, 2012, 22:49
I'm not that cruel, guys, I won't say anything.
Comment icon #34 Posted by happyness on 1 July, 2012, 4:00
Does eye color affect it? Probably blue-eyed for a heightened sensitivity to light.


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