TETRACHROMAT MUTANT CONCETTA ANTICO CAN SEE 100 TIMES MORE COLORS THAN YOU
So everything these days seems to involve genetics. Well, maybe that’s always been true. But now we actually talk about genetics. Everything and all the time. Our food? Genetics. Our healthcare? Genetics. And on and on… Well, and comics, too! You know, mutants and such. But mutations are real, and people have them, too. Red hair is one you see almost every day. But there are rarer mutations, and so mutants. And there is a mutant artist, Concetta Antico, who has a very rare mutation that makes me jealous! She can literally see 100X (times!) the number of colors you can.
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A TETRACHROMAT MUTANT HAS 4 KINDS OF COLOR RECEPTORS IN THEIR EYES
And if you are color blind and only know greens and reds from the words here before you, then this mutant is waaay ahead of you at the museum. Well, and Christmas. So what does this make Concetta Antico, mutant? Well, it makes her a tetrachromat. And in simplest terms, that means the has 4 different kinds of color receptors in her eyes. To remind you from elementary school, those are those cone cells we all have (to some degree). But being a tetrachromat means she can see roughly 100 million colors. So yes, that leaves you with a color range of just a single million.
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CONCETTA ANTICO PAINTS THE COLORS SHE SEES, BUT WE’LL NEVER REALLY APPRECIATE HER WORK
But don’t feel bad! 4K video is all that you need! But Concetta Antico may feel that amazing resolution is a tad…. Drab. But as an artist, Concetta makes the most of it, using her mutant status of being as a vehicle. She does, of course, paint psychedelic works representing what she actually sees. But of course, we are not seeing what she sees, even on canvas. But this mutation isn’t all that rare, with 15% of the world’s women having it. You have to have the mutation to be a tetrachromat, but very few people (women) actually manifest it. It’s the use it or lose it phenomenon, where what you do (as a see-er) is key.
So don’t feel left out! It could be you have this mutation too. And it could kick in at any time! Sorry boys….