Testing the terrain hypothesis: Canada geese see their world laterally and obliquely.

@article{Fernndezjuricic2011TestingTT,
  title={Testing the terrain hypothesis: Canada geese see their world laterally and obliquely.},
  author={Esteban Fern{\'a}ndez-juricic and Bryan A Moore and Megan S. Doppler and Joseph Freeman and Bradley F. Blackwell and Steven L. Lima and Travis DeVault},
  journal={Brain, behavior and evolution},
  year={2011},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={147-58}
}
The distribution of ganglion cells in the retina determines the specific regions of the visual field with high visual acuity, and thus reflects the perception of a species' visual environment. The terrain hypothesis proposes that animals living in open areas should have a horizontal visual streak across the retina with high ganglion cell density to increase… CONTINUE READING