25% Of People Can See All The Colors In The Picture: This Test Will Tell You More About Your Vision


April 7, 2018 19:49 By Mambee

We all see the world in different colors! And it's not just an abstract saying, we literally have the ability to see different colors from each other. Interesting, isn’t it?

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Professor Diana Derval is certain it’s because of the number of cone cells we have in our eyes. These cells work as photoreceptors and only perceive certain colors.

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It may sound strange but each person sees a different number of colors around them. Animals’ vision differs too, as they also have a unique eye structure.


In order to identify how many cone cells you have, there is a simple test. Look at the picture below and count how many colors you see.

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Less than 20. You are dichromatic. It turns out that 25 percent of the world's population are dichromats, and they have only 2 types of cone cells, which are capable of perceiving just a few colors. You may prefer black, dark-blue or beige clothes - is that so?

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Dogs, cats, mice, rats, and rabbits have very poor vision compared to humans and they are dichromats and monochromats. This means they can only see the world in black and white.

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20 – 33 colors. You are trichromatic. This kind of vision is the most common in people (50 percent). It means you have three types of cone cells and you are able to recognize purple, dark blue, green and red.

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Monkeys, ground squirrels, birds, insects, and many fish can see a good range of color. They are lucky to be able to enjoy the brightness of the world.

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34 – 39 colors. You are tetrachromatic. This kind of vision means you can perceive a wide range of colors and have a variety of cone cells. Only 25 percent of people can boast the same result. The interesting thing is, you aren't a fan of yellow, are you?

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Bees and butterflies win the battle of colors as they can perceive colors which we aren’t able to see, including ultraviolet. It helps them to navigate and pollinate flowers.


It's amazing how different the world may look depending on the viewer!

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