Have you seen those videos on the internet that show people who are color-blind getting those special glasses that allow them to see color? It’s so fascinating to watch how people react for the first time when they see color. Most of us can see vivid color and various shades within color groups, so it’s impossible to understand what it’s like if you can’t see color. There are a few different types of color-blindness. In some cases, people are color challenged, and they can see some colors. In other cases, they can’t see any color at all. Color blindness is caused by a recessive gene on the X chromosome.
In the “eye test” below, there is a number lurking. Can you make it out?
How did you do? If you can’t see it, try squinting or turning your head a different way. Don’t worry, we’re going to share what’s there with you on the next page. For now, take this bonus quiz. How many ducks do you see in the image below?
Head to the next page for the answers.