All animals, including humans, use their senses to perceive the world. But not all animals feel the same. In a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Ed Yong, he explores the way each species sees the world through its own sensory perspective, and why it pleases and humiliates us. I am explaining.
“Senses always come at a price,” writes Yong. “No animal can perceive everything very well.”
In “An Inmmense World: How Animal Senses Reveals the Hidden Realms Around Us,” Yong walks out of the human sense bubble to see dogs, dolphins, spiders, bats, octopuses, and countless other animals. We invite you to consider your own way of experiencing your surroundings. .
Join Yong and MPR News host Kerri Miller this Friday to learn why jumping spiders have eight eyes, how octopus arms work without a brain, why morpho butterflies have ears on their wings, and more. And talk about why you need to gently resist the tendency to look at other animals. We feel it through our own limited vision.
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