Scientists Say They Found A Woman Who Can See 99 Million Colors More Than The Rest Of Us

Researchers say they have finally found a true “strong tetrachromat,” someone who has four cone cells in the eyes and is able to interpret these signals in their brain, opening their eyes to an additional 99 million colors the rest of the human population can’t see. But before we get too jealous, the study is still ongoing and must be published and peer-reviewed.

So you’re a tetrachromat? But are you the “strong” type?

Tetrachromacy is the possession of four cone cells. This allows organisms to have a four-dimensional color experience—something that fish, reptiles, and diural birds all have. Humans normally detect color through three cone cells in the eyes, making us trichromats. Ultimately, this difference means that humans see far less colors than these other organisms.