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This Is How Cats See The World

Have you ever wonder how cats see the world? Nickolay Lamm and a team of animal vision experts did!

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Cats have a slightly broader visual field.

Cats have a visual field of 200 degrees compared to our 180 degrees. Peripheral vision for humans is 20 degrees on each side, which is shown in the images by the blurriness. Peripheral vision for cats is 30 degrees on each side, also represented by the blurriness, along with the extended width of the visualizations.

This is why they have those terrifying glowing eyes when you take photos with flash.

Cats have a tapetum lucidum, a reflective layer of tissue that bounces light that hits the back of the eye out through the retina again for a second chance to be absorbed by the rods.

Some research suggests that cats can see blue and yellow colors, but not red, orange or brown, which is why all the images look a little washed out.

Protanopic humans (red-green color blind) only see blues and yellows, so cats are probably like that, but with some green thrown in from a third cone type (making them trichromats).

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