Faster visual systems give small animals slow-motion view of world

09/17/2013 | BBC

Small animals and birds view time in slow motion because they have faster visual systems, according to a study in Animal Behaviour. "The ability to perceive time on very small scales may be the difference between life and death for fast-moving organisms such as predators and their prey," said Kevin Healy of Trinity College Dublin, lead author of the study.

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