Can you identify the animal hidden in each of these four pictures below?
According to a recent study, one of them should be easier than the others.
Check out the images below:
A study out of Nagoya University found that humans could identify blurred pictures of snakes more accurately than those of birds, cats, and dogs.
Participants were shown series of decreasingly blurry images of different animals and asked at each step to identify the animal as one of four choices.
They were able to identify snakes with 80 percent accuracy at step 7 (shown above) but couldn’t identify other animals as accurately until steps 9 or 10.
According to the theory, the visual centres in our brain remain especially good at picking out snakes. Other studies supporting it have shown that children and monkeys react faster when identifying snakes compared to other animals.
The non-scientific demo above is ordered clockwise from top left: bird, snake, cat, fish.
See the full series from the study below:
And here’s a chart showing results by animal:
This article was originally published by Business Insider.
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