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Study: Humans may be Hard Wired to See Snakes

The instantaneous sense of alarm you feel when encountering a snake may not be the result of pranks played by an older brother with a rubber snake or biblical depictions of snakes as evil characters. Instead, it might be an evolutionary trait that helped primates survive. In fact, we may have snakes to thank for our high-quality vision, according to new research. The research showed that there are specific nerve cells in the brains of rhesus macaque monkeys that respond to images of ...

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