Trichromacy

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Trichromacy is a type of colour vision. Animals with this kind of vision see colours by means of cone cells in their retina. Each of three types of cone cell are sensitive to a different range of light wavelengths. Colour as perceived by us is constructed by our brain's visual cortex. Humans and many other primates have full colour vision.[1] Many other mammals do not, because they have only one or two types of cone cells, which do not collect such a wide range of wavelengths.

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  1. Rowe, Michael H 2002. Trichromatic color vision in primates. News in Physiological Sciences. 17(3), 93-98. [1]