Monday, June 04, 2012

Color Envy

From WNYC: RadioLab Episode: Colors!
Dogs have two color receptors (blue and yellow), humans have three (red, blue and green) and the mantis shrimp has 15! Fifteen! And look! Isn't he pretty?

http://planetanimalzone.blogspot.com/2012/05/mantis-shrimp-amazing-beautiful.html

4 comments:

Ben-Bob said...

It's thought that a small number of women have four color channels.... (Tetrachromats!)

Madame Leiderhosen said...

What I wouldn't do to be one of those!
(Synesthesia is the first choice, though.) On the other hand, I'd be one of tiresome broads wailing about how the carpet is the wrong shade of beige!

Ben-Bob said...

Or, my synesthetic friend, that the carpet is making an annoying buzzing noise....

Madame Leiderhosen said...

And tastes like stale liver and onions.