On 7/10/2011 8:48 PM, Jason Resch wrote:
Why can't we mentally construct new colors
We have little control over the number of cone cells we are born
with. (But this may change soon, using gene therapy). If we had full
control to rewire our brain in any way we wanted, we could perceive
entirely novel, never before seen colors.
Supposedly people who receive artificial lenses in their eyes can see a
little into the ultra-violet part of the spectrum. I don't suppose this
gives them the sensation of a previously unseen color though since the
eye doesn't have any cones with specific pigment for UV (at least my
mother says she doesn't notice any new colors).
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