Colour-Blindness and Camouflage

  title={Colour-Blindness and Camouflage},
  • Published 1940
  • Mathematics
  • Nature
THE chief characteristic which distinguishes colourblind people from those with normal vision, is a reduced ability to distinguish colours that are normally quite distinct. Superficially, therefore, it would seem highly improbable that colour-blind persons could detect a camouflaged building that an ordinary observer would miss. This suggestion, however, which has come from the United States recently, is not wholly without foundation, as there are at least three ways in which certain colour… 

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