Cats may see things that are invisible to us

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If you saw the world through the eyes of your pet, you'd very likely be seeing a lot more than you currently do.

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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

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Nuneaton

#1 Feb 19, 2014
Interesting.

Be hard to differentiate for the average cat though. They merely have rods in the retina so everything is in monochrome.

have a nice day: Ag

“Proud White Woman for life!”

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Spotted World

#2 Feb 19, 2014
Well, rods detect more than most people think. They can detect some blue, though mostly the shortest-wavelength of the cones do most of that. As for rods detecting UV, we don't know if that is possible. But if it is, they would be able to see patterns on flowers we don't see, and urine trails. It is just that in humans, we have some built-in protection from UV. As for why lower mammals don't have that, perhaps it helps more with survival, while their life-span is shorter than ours and they could get less eye damage over their lives.

“Proud White Woman for life!”

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Spotted World

#3 Feb 19, 2014
Yes, eyes can be interesting to study. Some think that our retinas are turned backwards. The light has to shine through the vessels.

Color blindness is interesting in how you get it. It is genetic, but for most types, you would get it from your mother, if you are a guy. If you are female, the way to get the main types would be to get it from both parents. For one of the main types of color blindness, it is possible that the mother will express both the normal gene *and* the variant gene. So ironically, that means they will have better color perception.
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#4 Feb 19, 2014
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Since: Oct 09

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#5 Feb 19, 2014
Spotted Girl wrote:
Yes, eyes can be interesting to study. Some think that our retinas are turned backwards. The light has to shine through the vessels.
Color blindness is interesting in how you get it. It is genetic, but for most types, you would get it from your mother, if you are a guy. If you are female, the way to get the main types would be to get it from both parents. For one of the main types of color blindness, it is possible that the mother will express both the normal gene *and* the variant gene. So ironically, that means they will have better color perception.
Correct.. I've studied it a bit since I have it and you are right. My mother's brothers (my uncles) have it to varying degrees. Nothing on my father's side. Mine is mostly red/green. Makes picking strawberries a bytch!..:) and all dark colors look the same if the light isn't bright. You learn to adapt at an early age.

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#6 Feb 19, 2014
Spotted Girl wrote:
Yes, eyes can be interesting to study. Some think that our retinas are turned backwards. The light has to shine through the vessels.
Color blindness is interesting in how you get it. It is genetic, but for most types, you would get it from your mother, if you are a guy. If you are female, the way to get the main types would be to get it from both parents. For one of the main types of color blindness, it is possible that the mother will express both the normal gene *and* the variant gene. So ironically, that means they will have better color perception.
You do realize this article is about cats???

“"Eatin' Ain't Cheatin!"”

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Thompson's Station, Tn

#7 Feb 19, 2014
My cat looked through the air and at times tried to attack! Then the cat attacked me!

“Proud White Woman for life!”

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Spotted World

#8 Feb 19, 2014
Marissa 2 wrote:
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You do realize this article is about cats???
Yes, but about vision in general too. And knowledge is always fascinating, and it is power. The more you know, the less you need others, and the more others can be proud of you for doing for yourself and not needing them.

“Up with which, I will not put”

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Sao Paulo

#9 Feb 20, 2014
If I could see through the eyes of my dog, all I'd see is BALL and SQUIRREL, and the forbidden car tire.
Peter North

Medford, NY

#10 Feb 20, 2014
Spotted Girl wrote:
Well, rods detect more than most people think. They can detect some blue, though mostly the shortest-wavelength of the cones do most of that. As for rods detecting UV, we don't know if that is possible. But if it is, they would be able to see patterns on flowers we don't see, and urine trails. It is just that in humans, we have some built-in protection from UV. As for why lower mammals don't have that, perhaps it helps more with survival, while their life-span is shorter than ours and they could get less eye damage over their lives.
I have a rod as well.
It's a nice one.
beatlesinthebog

Auckland, New Zealand

#11 Feb 20, 2014
Peter North wrote:
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I have a rod as well.
It's a nice one.
Coupe..sedan ?

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#12 Feb 20, 2014
beatlesinthebog wrote:
<quoted text>Coupe..sedan ?
Dudes also build rat-rods here -- think Madd Maxx. Do they build'em in your part of the world?

--- not sure what they look like to cats, though.
Peter North

Medford, NY

#13 Feb 20, 2014
beatlesinthebog wrote:
<quoted text>Coupe..sedan ?
It's a nice two-seater!!!!

8-)

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Spotted World

#15 Feb 20, 2014
Peter North wrote:
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I have a rod as well.
It's a nice one.
Reel funny.

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#16 Feb 20, 2014
No hell they don't,...




beatlesinthebog

Auckland, New Zealand

#17 Feb 20, 2014
Deer Whisperer wrote:
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Dudes also build rat-rods here -- think Madd Maxx. Do they build'em in your part of the world?
--- not sure what they look like to cats, though.
Surely do........! Asked Big Ted about a cats -eye view of them ........he thought about it for awhile,then wandered off it search of food ?

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#19 Feb 20, 2014
Storm Warning wrote:
well in school they told me the male bird was brightly colored to distract predators
later that year they told me predators were color blind.
whats wrong with this picture.
No, the male birds are all colorful to help them get laid easier while the female bird is busy sitting on the egg.
A noted observer

Wilmington, OH

#20 Feb 20, 2014
Peter North wrote:
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I have a rod as well.
It's a nice one.
What the hell is a rod???? Does it have anything to do with those icky female types?????
A noted observer

Wilmington, OH

#21 Feb 20, 2014
I'm not too familiar with terms, since I've never held an actual job or anything, but I am quite familiar with peter, as a matter of fact, I'd like to get me some right now!!!!
Mr Cheney

Medford, NY

#23 Feb 21, 2014
DId someone just call me?

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