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« Reply #25 on: 27/02/2009 07:41:06 »
Can you roll your tongue too? :)
 

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« Reply #26 on: 27/02/2009 07:55:17 »
Into a tube? Yup. I have some eye photos coming......
 

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« Reply #28 on: 27/02/2009 08:14:12 »
Ah, I see what you mean now. :)
 

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« Reply #29 on: 27/02/2009 08:15:22 »
You wouldn't happen to know if being able to wag your ears is genetic or not would you? :)
 

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« Reply #30 on: 27/02/2009 08:36:20 »
Neither of my parents could do it, and neither can my sister. Clearly I'm a freak.
 

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« Reply #31 on: 28/02/2009 22:25:59 »
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« Reply #32 on: 28/02/2009 23:07:27 »
I thought there were three eye pictures? :)
 

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« Reply #33 on: 01/03/2009 04:15:43 »
You wouldn't happen to know if being able to wag your ears is genetic  

earlobes are ...
 
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For example, in humans, if a person inherits the allele for free earlobes from one parent and the one for attached earlobes from the other, that person will have free earlobes. Thus the free lobe allele is said to be dominant over the attached lobe allele (and the attached lobe allele is said to be recessive to the free lobe allele). In order to have attached earlobes, a person must inherit the allele for attached earlobes from both parents. Note that this doesn't necessarily mean that either parent must have attached earlobes - since both parents could be carrying the allele for attached lobes while outwardly having free lobes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominance_relationship

 

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« Reply #34 on: 01/03/2009 04:50:57 »
Indeed, I remember learning that in biology :)
 

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« Reply #35 on: 02/03/2009 01:11:51 »
Alright, Guys. Getting back to the topic.... >:(

All this is very interesting but has anyone got any idea what people with this eye condition actually see?
 
 

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« Reply #36 on: 02/03/2009 06:39:08 »
What do you mean by 'boss-eyed'? What's the proper term for it?
 

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« Reply #37 on: 02/03/2009 09:31:22 »
Hi Chem

By 'boss-eyed' I meant an outward deviation of one eye to cause what is called an exotropic squint. Like Marty Feldman has. With each eye pointing in different directions the person cannot be seeing a single image if both eyes are working.

When I was a kid we had an usher in our local cinema with this condition. When facing a group of us her eyes would each be pointing at a different person. I never knew if she was talking to me or the person 3 feet to my left. Eventually I learned that she was talking to whoever her right eye pointed at, which made me wonder if the right eye had dominance over the left one.

In my student days, if I looked down a microscope for long periods it would give me a headache if I kept my left eye screwed closed while I used my right. Eventually I learned to see through the microscope even though I had both eyes open. If I concentrated on the image through the microscope my brain somehow ignored the image from the other eye which eventually disappeared. I wonder if something similar is happening with 'boss-eyed' people and the image from one of their eyes is dominant over the other.
 

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