Your red my blue …

30 June 2012 by Tammy Hughes@ DailyMail

and Natalie Wolchover (27 June 2012) @ Lifelittlemysteries

One person’s red could be another’s blue say scientists who believe that colour perception is not pre-determined

…The revelations come after an experiment with monkeys which suggests that our colour perception is shaped by the outside world but follows no predetermined pattern…

In work published in the scientific journal ‘Nature’, colour vision scientist Jay Neitz from the University of Washington injected a virus into monkeys’ eyes which enabled them to see red as well as green and yellow.

Remarkably the group of squirrel monkeys were able to make sense of the new information despite their brains not being genetically programmed to respond to red signals…
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