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Is Binocular Vision better or Monocular???

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Is Binocular Vision better or Monocular???

Postby VeenaandNivyah » Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:48 pm

Hey All,
I have a big doubt... is better Binocular Vision or Monocular Vision???
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Postby Khaiy » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:27 pm

They both have some advantages and disadvanatages- for example, certain chameleons can utilize both binocular nad monocular vision. In general I'd say that binocular vision is better, as it gives you depth perception, but monocular vision can let you see with more than just one plane of vision.
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Postby kiekyon » Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:39 am

monocular vision is considered an advantage for certain animals because the wide field of view enables them to respond quickly to danger or other stimulus. But the ability to see objects in relation to each other is greatly enhanced in animals who have binocular vision.

animals that are considered prey generally rely more heavily on monocular vision because it offers the ability to respond faster to a threat.

predators, on the other hand, are more likely to have binocular vision because they need the ability to judge distances and anticipate moves of the hunted.

even among human, there are difference in this aspect. female rely more on monocular vision while male rely on binocular vision.
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:25 pm

even among human, there are difference in this aspect. female rely more on monocular vision while male rely on binocular vision.

How so? Do you have a source for that? i am finsing it hard to believe
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Postby kiekyon » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:47 am

well, it is due to the men's traditional role as the hunter and the women's role as protector. through thousands of years of adaptation, men's eyes get to be more binocular and women's more monocular.

this is said to be the reason women are more likely to be involved in a
head-on accident

and do you know that men has better eyesight while women have better sense of smell?
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Postby VeenaandNivyah » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:04 pm

and why is that... coz women were always stuck up in kitchen trying to cook that they got used to all kinds of smells..(both foul and pleasant)
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Postby alextemplet » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:43 am

Men got used to smells, too. Have you ever been hunting? If the wind is right, you can smell your prey from quite a considerable distance. Not as far as dogs, obviously, but still quite remarkable.
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Postby VeenaandNivyah » Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:34 am

and...have u ever gone hunting...i mean u seem to know so much abt it.
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Postby David George » Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:51 pm

Humans have binocular vision, which means both eyes are placed close together to provide an overlapping field of view. By contrast, certain animals such as lizards have monocular vision because of widely spaced eyes that enable them to see different objects at the same time, greatly expanding their range of vision. Other animals, such as horses, have mostly monocular along with some binocular vision.

Monocular vision is considered an advantage for certain animals because the wide field of view enables them to respond quickly to danger or other stimulus. But the ability to see objects in relation to each other (depth perception) is greatly enhanced in creatures who have binocular vision.

With plenty of exceptions to the rule, animals that are considered prey generally rely more heavily on monocular vision because it offers the ability to respond faster to a threat. Predators, on the other hand, are more likely to have binocular vision because they need the ability to judge distances and anticipate moves of the hunted.

Guess what vultures can magnify in magnification.Ex: If there is a herd of buffalos when the vultures fly they can see the buffalos clearly and if it wants to focus a calf it can separately focus it.
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Postby 2810712 » Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:20 am

interesting! NOTE the prays may also had evolved with binocular vision with widespread range of perception...many eyes... more that 2 i mean... so it is not immpossible to have both... but as this is not the case... we see that just one is sufficient, but having both would not have been immpossible.
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Postby sebast18 » Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:23 pm

Just a little comment about vision. There is many weird and ingenious ways nature solves problems. There is a specie of fish that has two eyes but each one is divided in two. Each eye contains two cristallins. This allows the fish to look outside the water watching for danger and at the same time looking underwater. ;)
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