How animal senses reveal the hidden world around us

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“There's so much in the world around us that our Umwelt locks us out of, but that other animals are picking up,” says science writer Ed Yong. Photo by Andrea Brody.

Jonathan Bastian talks with Pulitizer Prize-winning science writer Ed Yong, author of  “An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us,” about the hidden sensory world of animals. Yong discusses how there’s so much more of the world that humans don’t experience but that insects, plants, and small and large animals do. Later, David Peña-Guzmán, philosopher and author of “When Animals Dream: The Hidden World of Animal Consciousness,” explores how neuroscience, philosophy, and imagination can help us better understand the dream world of animals. 

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Andrea Brody