Rats Always have a View of the Sky in their Vision

May 28, 2013 12:46 PM

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Rats Always have a View of the Sky in their Vision

Rats' eyes move in such a way that they always have a clear view of the sky, a new study has found. Researchers say that this adaptation helps the rats monitor their environment for any potential predators.

The research on rats' vision was carried out by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen. The study team used miniaturized high-speed cameras and high-speed behavioral tracking to assess how rats see the world around them. The team found that when rats are runnin...

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