Dichromats detect colour-camouflaged objects that are not detected by trichromats

  title={Dichromats detect colour-camouflaged objects that are not detected by trichromats},
  author={M. J. Morgan and A Adam and John D. Mollon},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={291 - 295}
To explain the surprisingly high frequency of congenital red–green colour blindness, the suggestion has been made that dichromats might be at an advantage in breaking certain kinds of colour camouflage. We have compared the performance of dichromats and normal observers in a task in which texture is camouflaged by colour. The texture elements in a target area differed in either orientation or size from the background elements. In one condition, the texture elements were all of the same colour… 

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