If our eyes were farther apart, would we have better depth perception?
- RicoLv 53 months ago
No, depth perception is achieved by the overlapping of the field of vision from each eye
- Anonymous3 months ago
You would be like a COW. one eye on one side of the head and the other on the other. No depth perception.
- David ELv 73 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.
- mercedesLv 73 months ago
Yes but you would look very funny.
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- Land-sharkLv 73 months ago
Yes, but not too far as the combined image processing may no longer be almost instant.
- 3 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.
- Yahoo UserLv 53 months ago
Eye could see that being true.