HOW THEY SEE US: ANIMALS VIEWS OF PEOPLE

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“Through their eyes.”


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I have always wondered how do animals see us when they look into our eyes. Do they instantly see a threat, or do they learn that as time progress. Because certain animals it is pure nature and others it can be more nature, but a little bit of learned. Now what do I mean by learned, I mean reared animals. Lions, Tigers, Cheetahs, and other deadly feline animals have been known to be owned by people. Not just in a sanctuary, but as pets. This can be quite dangerous, but nonetheless, people do it. Now animals like crocodiles, alligators, and rattle snakes, it’s pure nature. No matter how much you train them, they will strike without warning.

deeper into their eyes

When you look into their eyes, what if there’s something deeper. What if they do want to reach out to us, but we are not able to harness this ability. Maybe there is a nature piece where we as people were supposed to be able to communicate with them. Mammals like chimps, orangutans, and gorillas we train better than most animals. The reason being is because they are the closest relatives to us than any other animal. So when they look at us, what do they see. Because humans have a conscious mind, but a gorilla for instance does not. So what are they really trying to figure out when they see us. Do they think they are the same as us, but can’t quite figure out how to approach the situation?

their plans

Maybe they are planning something when they see us. Because they are not too fond for the most part of humans. Animals, with the exception of cats and dogs whom we have domesticated, generally run from people. And that is something quite interesting is the running away. Is there something that the older ones communicate to the younger ones about staying away from us. Because animals love to elude people. They have been with us for eons, and know all too well in dealing with us. So yes, they do have a way they communicate when they look at us. But since we have no means of finding out, we guess. But whatever the case may be, they look into our eyes, not knowing what we think of them or them of us.


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THROUGH OUR LENS: THE SCIENCE BEHIND HOW THE EYES PERCEIVE THE WORLD

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“What we see, and how we see it.”


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What is the eye? Because to us as humans the eye is something we use to see our way through society. We use the eye to observe what we like and dislike, and we use the eye as a means of physical attraction. But what is it about the eye that makes it the most unique, is that it’s used as a visual means of storing information. Whatever we see through our eyes, is then sent to the brain And when we see this item again, the brain sends a signal to the eye to aid you in remembering what it is you’re seeing. The eye is a very important callback go between from your brain to the world around you via your eyes.

MECHANICS

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CORNEA

This is the outer most layer of the that covers the eye. There are no blood vessels that are in in place to provide nourishment for the cornea. Instead, the tears give it nourishment and the aqueous humor behind the cornea. Light refracts off the eye, as long as the cornea is transparent. There are five basic layers to the cornea:

  1. Epithelium block passage of foreign materials and absorbs cell oxygen & nutrients from tears.
  2. Bowman’s Layerportion of the cornea that maintains protein fibers called collagen.
  3. Stromathe part of the cornea that gives elasticity, strength, and form; consisting of water and collagen.
  4. Descemet’s Membraneprotects against invading infections and injuries.
  5. Endotheliummain function is to keep the cornea clear.
PUPIL

This is the portion of the eye that is a dark center min the middle of the eye. This area acts just like the aperture of a camera would open and close, allowing for light to enter. The pupil is smaller in bright light and bigger in low light, and this is attributed to the pupillary reflex.

IRIS

This is the portion of the eye that lies between the cornea and the lens. There are two pieces of smooth muscle that the iris is comprised of: the dilation and contraction. The muscle determines how much light reaches the retina through sensory tissue.

LENS

This is the portion of the eye that is behind the iris which aids in the clear imaging of what the eye sees from bent light rays. The lens receives its nutrients from surrounding fluids, mainly the aqueous humour. Waste products are also removed through these same fluids.

RETINA

The light sensitive part of the eye, and the inner most portion of the eye that forms visual images from the triggered impulses that pass through the optical nerve. This is also the portion of the eye that is key to clear vision. Given that it is key to good vision, you must maintain your health because there are quite a few illnesses that can lead to damage of the retina:

  1. Macular Degeneration
  2. Diabetic Retinopathy
  3. Macular Edema
  4. Central Serous Retinopathy
  5. Hypertensive Retinopathy
  6. Solar Retinopathy
  7. Detached Retina
OPTIC NERVE

The cranial nerves that serves as a transmitter to the brain from the back of the eye. These nerves aid in interpreting images from the brain to the eyes.

THE WORLD AROUND US

And with knowing how the eye works and all its part, the way we base our feelings come through the eye. We experience so much around us that we need to make sense of. So what do we do, we take what our eyes see, and from previous experience we judge accordingly. This way of life is not only social, but it has aided in human survival on this planet forever.


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PERCEPTION PERSPECTIVE: HOW WE VIEW THE WORLD THROUGH OUR SENSES

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“What makes us see the world as we see it?”


OUR SENSE OF EXIST

The human mind is able to process so much information. We have five major senses that we can use to understand the world around us. Those major senses are smell, touch, taste, sight, and hearing. Through these major five senses, we shape our perception of the world around us. The brain is central to the human body as well as aiding us in knowing what we perceive to be real in life. Before we go any further, let’s quickly observe our senses.

SMELL

We use our nose as a place where the smell of anything gives us a sense of pleasure or disdain. The smell of food makes us feel hungry, even if we’ve eaten already. But if we walk up the street and come across a garbage can, we quickly become displeased. This displeasure and pleasure has aided us in evolving over time in human history. We were able to bring into our exist that which gave us pleasure such as these sweet smells and expel the bad smells.

TOUCH

Our sense of touch as people gives us the ability to not only eat, hunt, and build, but also as a signal center to be sent to the brain. Meaning if we grab a hot pot’s handle, we immediately yank our hands away. The instantaneous sensation has evolved in us so we don’t further injure ourselves. The same goes for feet, you step on a tack, you immediately feel the pain. Our touch aids us in surviving against any attacks formed against us.

TASTE

The taste allows the brain to give us information that something is fine to consume. We refuse food or beverages that don’t taste pleasurable. It’s the reason why over time in human history we have added sugars to the food and drinks we consume. Because food in and of itself has no real taste. So we develop seasonings to give our meals a better flavor to consume. Otherwise we would reject the majority of food we eat.

SIGHT

The vision that man is given has allowed us to evolve into predatory creatures and not prey. Our eyes are in front of us and not on the side. We see danger coming head on and can rationally deal before the situation intensifies. Our vision also allows us to make out shapes and colors so we can classify what it is or eyes are viewing. Without sight, our other senses are forced to work overtime to make up for the eyes not working properly. 

HEARING

As far as our hearing, we evolved to hear so we are not picked off as prey early in our human evolution. And the more aware of a threat, the better we are at understanding how to survive. We also need our hearing for communicating with each other as people, as well as how to decipher when we hear a familiar voice to create a bond with our close friends and relatives.

PERSPECTIVE

Our perspective on the world is shaped by the perception we have in the world. Meaning, by using our five senses in combination with our life experiences, we develop a perspective. So, for example, if I grew up in a community where the father wasn’t present in a child’s life(see), men would scream at their wives in relationships (hearing), it might effect views on marriage. If you grew up in a household where macaroni and cheese was disgusting (taste) and it didn’t bring an aroma you enjoyed (smell), the thought of macaroni would turn you off as an adult. Let’s say as a child you were burned by the stove (touch). Now anytime you walk into the kitchen you approach cooking very carefully. Our perception and perspective are a hand in hand relationship. And when one is effected, they are both effected.


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