Dr Mark Changizi - neurobiologist

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I’ve been finding out about new optical technology that could help doctors and others who are colour blind. It is something that particularly fascinates me, because I am colour deficient - or red green colour blind - along with about 1 in 12 men and a tiny number of women (1 in 200). It’s an inherited condition and while it doesn’t have a huge impact on my life, it can be very frustrating. Others are more significantly affected, such as medical professionals, pilots, electricians, - and people whose jobs rely on good colour vision. But now help is at hand in the form of glasses that help colour blind individuals see real colours. Dr Mark Changizi is a mathematician and neurobiologist at 2ai Labs, the research institute that’s developed 'Oxy-Iso' glasses. In our conversation for BBC Radio 5 Live, Dr Changizi started by explaining why he thought humans had evolved to see colours:

4 months ago
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