Reuters filmed a short piece on one of our citizen science studies in which over 30,000 online participants played one of our camouflage games. Players either played as ‘trichromats’ with normal human colour vision, or as simulated dichromats (with reduced colour vision). We found that the dichromats learnt to find camouflaged prey over time faster than trichromats, suggesting learning can overcome some of the negative effects of reduced colour vision. See the video here:
There’s more information on the study here.