Discover magazine: New lenses could give you super color vision

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This Discover magazine article features research by Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Mikhail Kats.

Thanks to the architecture in our eyes, we see but a small subset of the hues that make up the visible spectrum. We only have three kinds of cones, or color-sensitive cells, to make sense of what could be millions or even hundreds of millions of colors. We still do a pretty good job of it — normal human eyes can pick out about a million different colors, far more than we have ever come up with names for. Still, we could conceivably do better. More…