Even on a quick walk around your neighborhood, you’re surrounded by creatures who perceive the world in strange and amazing ways. Bees have blurry vision, but they see colors that humans can barely conceptualize. Spiders can “fly” using air currents that we can’t sense without special equipment. And dogs can divine the past, present, and future from just a few deep sniffs.
Invisible Information Highways
Most humans rely heavily on vision to collect information about the world. It’s easy to forget that other species function differently, and that we’re surrounded by imperceptible (to us) signals that provide those creatures with vital information. Learn more about how these animals see, hear, touch, and taste with our Instaread on An Immense World.