Some women are born with hyper-sensitive eyes that can see the world in ways most of us
cannot even imagine. What’s it like to live with this gift?
By David Robson
17 March 2016
A few years ago, the artist Concetta Antico discovered that she was carrying a genetic
mutation that gave her astonishingly sensitive perception of colour – seeing a spectrum
of distinct shades where we only see one.
As she told BBC Future in 2014, even the dullest pebble on the road shimmered like a kaleidoscope.
“The little stones jump out at me with oranges, yellows, greens, blues and pinks,” she says.
“I’m kind of shocked when I realize what other people aren’t seeing.”