As part of an ongoing series, I'm highlighting a series of insights I discovered in Information Visualization, Second Edition: Perception for Design
To paraphrase page 98–99: 10% of men are color blind, 1% of women. It might be the need to find colored berries amongst the green leaves that meant color was more important, evolutionarily, to women.
- Chickens have 12 color receptors as opposed to humans' three
- Pure yellow is the one pure color all humans consistently agree on
- Peripheral vision is color blind. (Page 361)
- There are actually two types of red-green color receptors. And perhaps this is why we can't agree on turquoise being, in essence green, or blue