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Researchers Get a Peek at How Other Animals See the World

16:34 EDT 6 Jun 2018 | Discover Magazine

A household scene as viewed by various pets and pests. Human eyesight is roughly seven times sharper than a cat, 40 to 60 times sharper than a rat or a goldfish, and hundreds of times sharper than a fly or a mosquito. (Image courtesy of Eleanor Caves) Animals have us beat in basically every test of sensory perception. Bats bounce ultrasonic waves to locate prey, and bears can smell a carcass from miles away. But our abilities are respectable in one category: visual acuity. A study publishe

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