irina at valdyas.org
Wed Jun 20 03:51:54 EDT 2007
On Wednesday 20 June 2007, Elizabeth G. Holtrop wrote:
> I have always known that one of my eyes sees more red and the other sees
> more green. Because it isn't very pronounced, I tend to ignore it.
> Recently it occurred to me that I might be slightly colorblind in one eye,
> or have some other sort of condition, and that it might be interesting to
> investigate. I've never heard of tetrachromacy, but I have excellent color
> memory and after reading your email I'm wondering if I might be a
You might well be. Is your father colour-blind? (Mine is, not very strongly
but enough that he couldn't be a train-engine driver)
> How did you discover it?
I read it on the Internet somewhere :-) Specifically, that daughters of
colour-blind fathers tend to have it. I don't have any sons but I obviously
passed on my father's X to at least one of my daughters and I hope *she* will
have sons and we can see whether they are colour-blind, too.
> Does it have any ramifications,
> links to other conditions (is that the word I'm looking for?), or is it
> simply trivia?
As far as I'm concerned it's simply trivia, though the better colour
vision/memory is a distinct advantage.
> It's interesting to think it could be linked to liking DWJ.
> :) I'm off to Google and see what I can find out....
The Wikipedia page is terse but clear. There's a lot of other stuff out there,
some of it utter nonsense (that it's the vision of the 21st century, for
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