cats raised in a circular room can't see trees!

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cats raised in a circular room can't see trees!
« on: 25/10/2007 21:46:41 »
Now, i have heard that a cat, raised in a room without corners can not see tree's. Not only that, but anything that is straight, is this true?

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cats raised in a circular room can't see trees!
« Reply #1 on: 25/10/2007 22:10:10 »
Have not heard that, but the brain/eye does process straight lines separately from curved lines, so it is plausible that the part of the brain/eye that deals with straight lines might fail to develop if there is nothing to practice on (one question might be whether this is a permanent disability, or merely that the animal might have to start going through the learning curve late in life).

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cats raised in a circular room can't see trees!
« Reply #2 on: 26/10/2007 00:52:43 »
Yes i have heard that and saw something which delved slightly into it on the TV. . Supposidly an experiment was performed where they were raised in a room there was nothing vertically visible (circular room)and when they were exposed to an normal enviroment they were unable to percieve or maybe understand up or down.

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« Reply #3 on: 26/10/2007 17:13:48 »
How can you tell if a cat is blonde?
No matter what height you drop it from it always lands on its head!
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cats raised in a circular room can't see trees!
« Reply #4 on: 13/11/2007 13:05:15 »
How many perfectly straight trees have you seen?

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cats raised in a circular room can't see trees!
« Reply #5 on: 13/11/2007 19:37:17 »
All of them, but I was raised in a shperical room.
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cats raised in a circular room can't see trees!
« Reply #6 on: 15/11/2007 08:11:58 »
Oh that explains a few things. :P

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cats raised in a circular room can't see trees!
« Reply #7 on: 15/11/2007 19:55:06 »
With a name like that...
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