A few months ago, all the debate about what color the dress was brought a lot of attention to people's color receptors. How is it possible that some people can't see a color that's clearly right in front of them? If you've ever met a color-blind person before, you might have experienced this first hand. What is blue to you might be grey to them.
But color-blindless isn't always black and white. Some people are able to see more shades of each individual color than others can. The reason is due to the number of color receptors and cones you have in your eyes. Recently, an expert in neuromarketing, Professor Diana Derval released a test that allows people to examine for themselves how many cones they have in their eyes.
Look at the image below. How many different colors do you see?
If you see less than 20 color nuances:
“You only have two types of cones. That means that you're a dichromat like dogs, and will usually only wear blue, beige or black clothing.”
“25% of the population is dichromat.”
If you see between 20 and 32 color nuances:
“You have three types of cones (in the purple/blue, green and red area), and are a trichromat.”
“Trichromats usually enjoy wearing all sorts of colors of clothing.”
“50% of the population is trichromat.”
If you see between 33 and 39 colors:
“You have four types of cones (in the purple/blue, green, red plus yellow area), and are a tetrachromat. Bees are also tetrachromats.”
“Most likely, you dislike the color yellow.”
“25% of the population is tetrachromat.”
If you see more than 39 color nuances:
There are only 39 different colors in the test, so you must be making it up.
Even then, your computer screen is probably only able to pick up 35 colors.
Credit: Diana Derval via Linkedin