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Humans v animals Animals have a small neocortex so neurons go through the amygdala. They do not think in concepts because they cannot and therefore, they do not take anything for granted and are easily distracted. Humans have a very large neocortex, which helps us see the world through social and linguistic contexts Oliver Sacks book (the man who mistook his wife for a hat) After a drug combination, a person was given animalistic qualities like sense of hearing and smell and could understand emotion just by looking Other Examples After Christopher Reeve fell off a horse, he had superhuman (so to speak) abilities to make up for his paralysis Monkeys: newer monkeys (what we consider monkeys today) cannot see the color red, so they rely on smell to find mates. Apes have better vision and rely more on their sense of sight. Back to Inattentional Blindness According to Grandin, we skip certain details because we see the world verbally instead of visually “We don’t know why humans have inattentional blindless. Maybe
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