A variation on an early theme, but it seems some women may have the power to perceive many more colours than the rest of us. (Interestingly, converse to the fact that colour-blindness – two-cones – is most closely associated with men, “tetrachromats” – four-cones – apparently tend to be women.) Hat tip to Catless at Bif Riv.
(NB “Mary the Colour Scientist” is part of a thought experiment where the individual perception of colour cannot be shared between us or related to any empirical scientific explanatory knowledge of colour as electromagnetic wavelengths of light. Mary for gender-equality-political-correctness-of-science in this case, not the super-human power of women.)