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YOUR INNER FISH

Finding the Origins of Human Color Vision

  • Aired: 04/09/2014
  • 04:41
  • Rating: NR
The ability to see the world in color is one most people take for granted. But our earliest primate ancestors lacked this ability. When and how did we gain the ability to see the world the way we do? Neil Shubin pays a visit to vision expert Jay Neitz to learn where our color vision comes from.
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Our color vision is a gift from tree-dwelling primate ancestors in search of ripe fruit.
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