Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthOptical · 2 months ago

If our eyes were farther apart, would we have better depth perception?

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  • Rico
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    No, depth perception is achieved by the overlapping of the field of vision from each eye

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You would be like a COW.  one eye on one side of the head and the other on the other.  No depth perception.

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  • 2 months ago

    It seems like that would be the case. However, predators that need good depth perception because their food tends to move have eyes that are set closer together on the front of their heads. Herbivores who don't particularly need depth perception have their eyes very wide set. It's mostly about the overlap between the vision in the eyes though. A cow's eyes are on the sides of her head with very little overlap in what is seen with the right eye and left eye.so she can see the wolf sneaking up on her better. The wolf's eyes are on the front of his head with a lot of overlap between his eyes so he can accurately jump on whatever he is trying to kill.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes but you would look very funny.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, but not too far as the combined image processing may no longer be almost instant.

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  • 2 months ago

    better periferal vision, but most likely not depth perception. Interesting fact: horses have an enormous chunk missing from the middle of their vision because the eyes are so far apart.

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  • 2 months ago

    Eye could see that being true.

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