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Known as stereopsis, the trick takes a lot of processing power—and scientists didn’t think many animals had enough brains to do it.
Karin Nordstrom at Flinders University tells Yong that this study raises the possibility that other predator insects including robber flies and dragonflies also use stereopsis.
In humans, this effect would have fried our stereopsis, preventing us from aligning the two pictures.
The idea seemed odd, since insect eyes evolved independently from people and stereopsis was assumed to be a characteristic of mammals with forward-facing eyes.
Animals that see in stereopsis use small differences in an object’s location perceived by the right and left eye to calculate how far away the object is.
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