Concetta Antico: The Woman Who Can See 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person
When she looks at a leaf, she sees much more than just green. “Around the edge I’ll see orange or red or purple in the shadow; you might see dark green but I’ll see violet, turquoise, blue,” she said. “It’s like a mosaic of color.”
To tetrachromatic artist Concetta Antico, the world is, "like a mosaic of color."
Antico doesn’t just perceive these colors because she’s an artist who paints in the impressionist style. She’s also a tetrachromat, which means that she has more receptors in her eyes to absorb color. The difference lies in Antico's cones, structures in the eyes that are calibrated to absorb particular wavelengths of light and transmit them to the brain.
“It’s shocking to me how little color people are seeing,” she said.