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The Thoughtful Animal

The Thoughtful Animal

Exploring the evolution and architecture of the mind


Depth Perception Didn't Evolve for Watching The Avengers in 3D

Our ability to perceive all three dimensions, due in part to having two eyes on the front of our heads with overlapping visual fields, allows us to enjoy 3D summer blockbusters, but may have originally evolved for a simpler purpose: avoiding falling to our deaths.If you're going to be able to effectively navigate the world, one thing that seems almost indispensable is the ability to perceive depth...

August 5, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

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