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Monthly Archives: April 2014

EnChroma wearable tech corrects color blindness

Designers developed a mathematical model of how the brain processes color and determined how to accomplish the necessary digital spectral processing with a complex coating system. The coating consists of a stack of more than 100 layers of semi-reflective material.

From Optometry Times

Do Color Blind People See More Colors When They Take Hallucinogens?

…what happens when people suffering from one of these conditions takes hallucinogenic drugs? Well, the annoyingly curt answer is that it depends. For example, as we’ve discussed before, even people who are totally blind are able to “see” things in their dreams so long as they haven’t been blind since birth. In a similar fashion, certain blind people are able to experience visual hallucinogenic trips when they take psychedelic drugs.

Read the full article on Gizmodo India

Study: Caucasian Boys Show Highest Prevalence of Color Blindness Among Preschoolers

The first major study of color blindness in a multi-ethnic group of preschoolers has uncovered that Caucasian male children have the highest prevalence among four major ethnicities, with 1 in 20 testing color blind. Researchers also found that color blindness, or color vision deficiency, in boys is lowest in African-Americans, and confirmed that girls have a much lower prevalence of color blindness than boys. The study is being published online today in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Read the full article online here: http://aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420%2814%2900049-9/fulltext