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Human Brain Oriented to Animal Detection | Care2 Healthy Living

Human Brain Oriented to Animal Detection | Care2 Healthy Living

Another intriguing aspect of the study is the possibility that due to the close relationship between humans and other animals for millenia, whether we were running from them, capturing them for food, or domesticating them, part of our brain processing might actually be dedicated just for animal interaction. The brain activity that looks for animals and measures their attributes, distance and presence is likely also found in other animals, because we all evolved in the same or similar ecosystems, and food chains. In other words depending on the context, we are all either prey or predators, so it would seem reasonable there is a similar type of brain processing capacity in each vertebrate species, potentially. Consider the fact there may be as many as 8.7 million species on this planet (including plants) and therefore interactivity seems to be the crux of life. It doesn’t se...

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