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See the world through the eyes of a cat
Ever wondered how our feline friends perceive the world around us? One man took it one step further. Nickolay Lamm has created these pictures to illustrate what a cat's vision would look like compared to our own. The upper image is what we would see, with the cat equivalent below.
The images are based on the following criteria: Cats have a 200 degree field of vision, compared with humans' 180 degrees, but worse peripheral vision (20 degrees compared to 30). Cats' range of vision is approximately five times worse than our own, and their ability to perceive color is much worse. However, their night vision is between six and eight times finer than ours.
I am owned by 8 cats.And for the life of me I just don't see this being fact. Ive watched my cats do some amazing things, things I dont feel they could have done with eyesite as dipicted. Im sure other cat folks will attest as well. I like your avatar, Cats got some Ninja skills!edit on 16-10-2013 by openyourmind1262 because: (no reason given)
I don't think that they got how a cat's vision works down pat yet. Sure, maybe the eyes are different but the area of the brain that translates the vision is also different than ours. They can see a bird fifty feet away in a tree whereas I can hardly see it at all. If these pictures were really what a cat could see, than they would be extinct.
Look what a processor in a computer can do to a blurry picture. I think a cats brain is a lot bigger than the biggest computer as far as processing ability. The thing is, you can't get a cat to do what you want them to do, they are smarter than that. They already know we are their slaves, to let us know that we can control them is counterproductive to their cause. I'm sure most cat owners know that cats are better at seeing things than these pictures show. They will watch an ant climb the wall thirty feet away. They can see very well in the dark also.
Deer are not color blind as scientists think. They can see colors very well. when you have an apple in your hand vs a potato, they get all exited. The deer that comes to our back door also knows the words apple, potato, and carrot. If you tell it you are going to give the deer an apple but throw it a spud, it smells it and looks at you like WTF. They learn new words pretty quick actually. Well, now I am getting off topic. What I am trying to say here is that science does not know everything. There is a lot more to eyesight than just the eyes.
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I teach my cats words. I figure they understand them after awhile. Just like babies, they can't talk back to us but know simple words or sentences.
I told my male cat if he needed to pee or poop in the middle of the night to use the toilet. He used it! There's a litter box in the house and he won't use it. Goes outside except at night when he's in lockdown, it's the toilet. I can't teach him to flush. I showed him once and he just stared in awe like that is way cool.