Program: How Birds See the World by Rob Fergus
Wed, March 3 2021
We can never know exactly what it is like to be another species,but by paying attention to their perceptual abilities — including vision,hearing, taste, and other means of sensation, we can come up with an understanding of how they perceive and interact with their environment. This opens up a window into what it is like to be another species. In this presentation, we look literally at how birds see the world–including their field of view, color perception, ability to focus and differentiate moments of time and what tht can tell us about what it is like for them to experience the world around them.