How we spot snakes quickest: Humans are 'wired' to recognise the reptiles over less dangerous animals

Humans are specially 'wired' to spot snakes quicker than any other animal, a study has found.
A study has found we are more finely tuned to see snakes – even when they are highly camouflaged or barely visible.
Being able to avoid the sharp fangs – and potentially lethal venom – of an angry serpent has an obvious benefit.
In a case of natural selection in action, it seems this ability to spot the reptiles early may have given our ancestors an evolutionary advantage which has been passed on in their genes down to us.
In a study reported recently in PLOS ONE, a pair of researchers at Nagoya... read more

14 November 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 38
Source: Daily Mail

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