Owls have a similar perception of the environment as primates
In its developmental history, man has gone through many stages until he became the complex creature he is. We have known this since Darwin's theory of evolution at least. However, the fact that some of today's creatures, which are normally not seen in a close relationship to humans, share characteristics with us is always surprising. A team of scientists from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and RWTH Aachen University recently discovered that the perception of barn owls has certain similarities with the perception and information processing of primates. Prof. Hermann Wagner, member of JARA-BRAIN and head of the Institute of Biology II (Zoology) RWTH Aachen, was significantly involved in the study.
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Publication in The Journal of Neuroscience
Article of The New York Times