For the Classroom

How We See Color

  • Published5 Aug 2013
  • Reviewed5 Aug 2013
  • Source TED

Educator resources are meant to give access to information and teaching tools about the nervous system and related health issues. Resources target primary and secondary school levels.

There are three types of color receptors in your eye: red, green and blue. But how do we see the amazing kaleidoscope of other colors that make up our world? Colm Kelleher explains how humans can see everything from auburn to aquamarine in this TED talk.

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