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The Hidden Depths of Animal Perception

For us humans, our overall sensory capabilities - the scope of our sense of smell, our sight, our hearing, and touch - feels all-encompassing, like there’s nothing more that we could possibly conceive of that would change how we experience the world...

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10.00 24 Jul 2022


The Hidden Depths of Animal Perception



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10.00 24 Jul 2022


For us humans, our overall sensory capabilities - the scope of our sense of smell, our sight, our hearing, and touch - feels all-encompassing, like there’s nothing more that we could possibly conceive of that would change how we experience the world around us.

But that’s dead wrong. And this is an illusion that we share with every animal and insect in the world.

But what we might humans lack in one area of perception, another animal or insect might excel.

So, what are we missing?

Ed Yond, science journalist and author of ‘An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us’ joins Jonathan to discuss.

Dr. Ruth Freeman, Director of Strategy and Communications at Science Foundation Ireland & Dr. Shane Bergin, Physicist and Assistant Professor in Science Education at UCD also joined Jonathan for this week's episode of Newsround.


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