Essays Tagged: "Color blindness"

Color perception principles

cones, however significant evidence supporting the trichromatic theory came from studies of colour-blindness, or Daltonism. John Dalton, an academic, realised that the way he saw the world was differ ... hat his higher frequency detectors were disfunctioning. Others were subsequently found whose colour blindness was conducive to a lack of middle-frequency receptors, and the trichromatic theory was acc ...

(8 pages) 213 0 2.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

"Color Blindness"

Color blindness is the inability to distinguish particular colors. It is generally an inheritedtrait ... y an inheritedtrait, but can result from a chemical imbalance or eye injury.There are three primary colors. They are red, blue, and yellow. All other colors are theresults of different combinations of ... ions of primary colors. Special visual cells, called cones, are respon-sible for our ability to see color. People with normal vision have three different types of cones,each responsible for a differen ...

(3 pages) 71 0 3.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Gender related diseases

inconvenience, to a fatal ailment. In sex linked diseases, like Muscular Dystrophy, hemophilia and color blindness, only males are affected. When a man infected with a sex linked disease has children ... ncy of a protein needed for blood clotting, causing this hereditary bleeding disorder. In red/green color blindness, the broadest form of color blindness that affects six percent of the population, th ...

(12 pages) 98 0 5.0 Dec/1994

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Beverly Tatum's "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" report on racism

All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" she clearly made it known to me that she was color-blind and treated everyone the same. I laughed. I explained to her that racism still happens, ... yone the same. I laughed. I explained to her that racism still happens, and how I thought I too was color-blind until I read this book. The simple statement at the beginning of this book "Is there sti ...

(3 pages) 92 1 4.8 Oct/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

An essay about inherited diseases. It gives examples and explains them very well.

l have the disease, and a 50 percent chance that it will be a carrier.Recessive Inheritance DiseasesColor Blindness, defect of vision affecting the ability to distinguish colors, occurring mostly in m ... his condition was written by the British chemist John Dalton, who was himself affected by it. Total color blindness, in which all colors are perceived as variations of grey, is known as achromatopsia ...

(18 pages) 315 1 4.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

This is a paper on color vision, highlighting the tri-chromatic and opponent process theories.

occurrence, sure, but nevertheless breath-taking, sunrises and sunsets give off the most brilliant colors, like you're seeing it for the first time, every time. This may sound like a cheap hallmark c ... it for the first time, every time. This may sound like a cheap hallmark card, but the fact is that color makes this world a beautiful place. The colors most people see every day are taken for granted ...

(4 pages) 114 2 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

The Genetic Disease - Color Blindness.

The Genetic Disease - Color BlindnessColor blindness, a condition where sufferers have the inability to distinguish betwee ... a condition where sufferers have the inability to distinguish between different colors or shades of color. This disease is an inherited disorder. The most common type of color blindness is genetic red ... indness, where the sufferers are unable to distinguish between green and red in dim light. Complete color blindness is a very rare condition, the victims are only able to determine black, white and sh ...

(2 pages) 126 3 3.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Humans Vs. Animals; How are we different? Discuses the differences between humans and animals

animals, but most animals aren't able to see as well as humans. All humans have the ability to see color and depth clearly, unless the person was blind. Humans are able to see any types of colors and ... pes of colors and shades. It is the most amazing feature of humans to be able to see such beautiful colors around us. Not all animals can see the different colors that humans do. For example, dogs, th ...

(3 pages) 97 0 4.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Color Blindness

Color blindness may be a hereditary condition or caused by disease of the optic nerve or retina. Acq ... only affect the eye with the disease and may become progressively worse over time. Patients with a color vision defect caused by disease usually have trouble discriminating blues and yellows.Inherite ... , and does not worsen over time. This type is found in about 8% of males and 0.4% of females. These color problems are linked to the X chromosome and are almost always passed from a mother to her son. ...

(2 pages) 57 0 2.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Color Vision Deficiency Syndrome (Color Blindness)

Color Vision Deficiency Syndrome, more commonly known as color blindness, is a primarily genetic dis ... ng mostly in males, but can also be caused by eye injuries or chemical imbalances.Although the name color blindness sounds as though a person suffers from a complete lack of color vision, this is not ... a person suffers from a complete lack of color vision, this is not the case, with rare exceptions. Color Vision Deficiency is usually a case of being unable to distinguish between two colors. Dependi ...

(3 pages) 50 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Genetic Disorders

c disorders can range from those that cause death to those that produce only mild problems, such as color blindness or an extra pinky. Scientists have distinguished more than 9,000 genetic disorders. ...

(3 pages) 25 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The blind and deaf

t is called night blindness. They cannot see well when there is limited light. Another blindness is color blindness. In this individuals cannot distinguish one color from another.Congenital blindness ...

(5 pages) 28 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Color blindness

Color Blindness Many people refer to problems with one's ability to see color as color blind ... problems with one's ability to see color as color blindness, however, unless a person can't see any color at all, color vision problems should be called by another term. Common terms are abnormal colo ... lems should be called by another term. Common terms are abnormal color vision, color deficiency and color vision confusion. Females maybe be effected by color blindness, but usually they are just carr ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Giver

The Giver takes place in a small Community where everybody is color blind because of the law of sameness. It was around December near the ceremony in which every ... other kids. I kind of feel sorry for Jonas because he lives in a Community where nobody can see in color because of the law of sameness. Jonas' goal is to get the memories from the gi ... Jonas' goal is to get the memories from the giver and to be able to keep them and to see in color. This is a goal for Jonas because Jonas has became the receiver and has to keep the memories t ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Colorblindness: Are men more colorblind than women

INTRODUCTION: Are more males more colorblind than females? In today?s world if you went up to a group of women and asked if they were ... colorblind many of them would tell you no, but there might be one or two of them that are red-green colorblind. But if you did the same thing but instead went up to a group of guys most of them would ... me thing but instead went up to a group of guys most of them would tell you that they are red-green colorblind one or two of them would say they are completely colorblind. For men there to be more men ...

(3 pages) 1148 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Affirmative Action

ffirmative action has outlived its usefulness. They argue that it is time for our society to become colorblind, and that affirmative action gives minorities an unfair advantage in getting jobs, entran ... e in getting jobs, entrance into college, or government contracts. But how can our government adopt colorblind policies when its citizens still are handicapped by race? Studies have shown that African ...

(1 pages) 37 2 4.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays