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Binocular vision

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noun

(1) (zoology) A type of vision wherein both eyes of an animal are used at the same time (as opposed to monocular vision in which the eyes are used separately)

(2) A condition wherein both eyes of an animal are capable of visual perception


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In zoology, most predatory animals employ binocular vision. Morphologically, these animals have eyes situated in front; hence, they directly see what is ahead. Each eye sees a separate image, which then combines into one composite image. This type of vision also enables better depth perception. It makes animals see in 3D mode. Thus, these animals are better at perceiving relative distances and depth. Examples of animals using binocular vision are eagles, humans, and snakes.


Word origin: Latin bini (double) + oculus (eye)

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Eye placement.

What's really happening is that animals that need good binocular vision - strike predators, branch leapers, etc. - tend to have either forward-facing eyes or some ...

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by Darby
Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:32 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye placement.
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which animal is more similar to human, swine or ape?

... apes are more similar. Think about it: same number of digits, binocular vision, very similar body shape; the only real anatomical difference between humans and apes ...

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by alextemplet
Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:42 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: which animal is more similar to human, swine or ape?
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Is Binocular Vision better or Monocular???

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 ...

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by 2810712
Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:20 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Binocular Vision better or Monocular???
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Views: 9805

Is Binocular Vision better or Monocular???

Humans have binocular vision, which means both eyes are placed close together to provide an overlapping field of view. By contrast, ...

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by David George
Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:51 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Binocular Vision better or Monocular???
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Is Binocular Vision better or Monocular???

... 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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by MrMistery
Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:25 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Binocular Vision better or Monocular???
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