Animal Vision

Do animals see the world like you or do they see the world differently?

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How do animals see the world?

Quite differently from humans and from each other!

The rods and cones in the eyes and the optic centre in the brain work together to generate vision. Different animals have differnt number of rods and cones that change the brightness and colours they can see and the different shape of their eyes creates different distortions to their vision.They also have a differently wired optic centre in the brain which makes them percieve motion around them faster or slower than humans.

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Animals we chose


Dogs cannot see reds and greens similar to a human condition of colour blindness called protanopia. They make up for their poor vision with their incredible sense of smell!


Bees can see in the UV range but cannot see reds. They make up for their vision with their heightened taste sense and ability to sense magnetism!


Horses cannot see reds and greens and since their eyes are placed too far apart, they have a blind spot between their eyes. They are very sensitive to touch and can feel the smallest brush of a hair.


Owls have better night vision than day vision because they're nocturnal. They can just see a few shades if blue in daylight. They have great sense of hearing which helps them hunt at night.

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The Creators

We are students of the Interaction Design masters program at Chalmers University of Technology