'I see colours you cannot perceive or imagine' - Concetta Antico (tetrachromat)

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.”

Muito, muito legal!

Isso mostra nossa arrogância como ser humano. Inventamos o real que queremos acreditar, e desprezamos qualquer outra aspecto de visão do mundo que não nos convenha.

Só um adendo: estou fazendo um curso de antropologia no Open 2 Study, e no módulo 1 tem justamente uma parte que fala sobre como cada animal tem um tipo de visão diferente (e, naturalmente, vê o mundo de outra forma).