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Post by Sharifa » Sat Feb 11, 2006 4:25 pm

Hi all ..
are animals see the colors as we do ?
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Post by zami'87. » Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:46 pm

Hey Sharifa! Not all animals can distinguish colors. Insects can see colors, bees even see in ultraviolent range. U know photoreceptors 1. cones-responsible for color vision and 2. rods-responsible for peripherial and night vision. Nocturnal animals need good night vision when they hunt so they see black/white and have maximum of rods (eg cats). But most birds can see color......

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Post by firestag » Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:21 am

do humans see the same color ???that is the question no one realy knows

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Post by February Beetle » Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:46 pm

Isn't it weird to think about like what one person sees as green it is blue to the other person but they all learn the same words for different colors?

I think a lot of Arthropods see a wider range in color than humans do. Along with insects I think some crustations have an awesome range of site. They see colors we can't, like we're in a black/white world. It is very strange to think about.
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Post by Squawkbox » Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:15 pm

Is there a reason why somebody could tell what is blue and what is yellow but cannot tell the words when yellow is written on a blue background?
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Post by flint » Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:34 pm

sorry I did not see this thread when I responded to the other one

Squawk it has to do with the number of rods and cones (cells specialized for seeing different types of light) and how quickly they "tire".

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Post by firestag » Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:10 pm

February Beetle wrote:Isn't it weird to think about like what one person sees as green it is blue to the other person but they all learn the same words for different colors?

I think a lot of Arthropods see a wider range in color than humans do. Along with insects I think some crustations have an awesome range of site. They see colors we can't, like we're in a black/white world. It is very strange to think about.

thats what i mean its so weird

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Post by Squawkbox » Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:18 pm

@flint

How would this stop you distinguishing between blue and yellow, wouldnt you just see it as black if the rods and cones dont detect the light?
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