What Made Us Evolve This Way: Snakes

Thayer/Copperhead Snake on Dry Leaves

Fascinating articles explains why snakes may have played a decisive role in the way humans and other primates see.


Are Humans Hardwired to Detect Snakes?
"This is the first neuroscientific evidence to support the idea that snakes have been a very important selective pressure in the evolutionary history of primates."


Readers of The Red Hourglass may recall that the sounds of snakes have also proved to have a special effect on the brains of mammals. 

Thanks to Dan for the news tip. 

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