Animal instinct

. May 22, 2012.

The Gallery Project will be looking into the world of animal behavior in the upcoming exhibition, Subjective World/Umwelt. Jakob von Uexkeull, a German scientist, first looked in to the umwelt concept about 100 years ago. The umwelt perspective challenges humans to think about animals or any type of organism and how they experience the world, specifically through their senses and bodily responses based on their evolved priorities. Over the years this view has helped scientists understand how evolution has shaped the brains and bodies of animals. Additionally, it led us to discover certain unique abilities found only in the animal umwelt, including the ability to sense electrical or magnetic fields, insects’ ability to see ultraviolet and polarized light, and bats use of echolocation to hunt their prey. This concept of umwelt forces humans to create scientific strategies to infer about the aspects of the animal’s umwelt that are beyond our understanding. These strategies include vital interactions between our imaginations and observations. September 21- October 30. The Gallery Project. 215 S. 4th Ave. 734-997-7012. thegalleryproject.com

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