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Cool Video: How the Mantis Shrimp Sees Colors Differently

Cool Video: How the Mantis Shrimp Sees Colors Differently

Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia have discovered that the mantis shrimp which has 12 photoreceptors can actually see fewer color hues than humans can, even though humans have only three photoreceptors. Original Belief Most scientists previously believed that the mantis shrimp could see more color hues than humans because they have 12 […]

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How Hormones Affect Vision

How Hormones Affect Vision

We’ll start this one off by saying that when we’re talking about human biology, hormones affect just about everything. As anyone who’s ever been through puberty can attest, hormonal changes can completely alter a human body. Changes in sight is, of course, no different. Hormones and hormone ratios are crucial parts of the body’s system […]

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Increasing Eye Pigment Can Boost Vision in Hazy Conditions

Increasing Eye Pigment Can Boost Vision in Hazy Conditions

According to new studies performed at the University of Georgia, the more yellow pigment you have in your eyes, the better you’re able to see in hazy conditions. The researchers there performed an experiment in which they set up a simulation of hazy conditions so that they could test how far people with varying amounts […]

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