As humans, how we perceive the world is how we define our own reality. And for the vast majority of humans, perception is handled through sight.
Without sight, this would be a lively intersection and not a breathtaking view. Ben Gilbert/Business Insider Your hearing, and your senses of smell, taste and touch also play roles – no doubt – but sight is the most immediate way we experience the world around us.
This isn’t the ease for dogs. Getty/Matt Cardy The adorable snout on your pup isn’t just for petting – dogs “see” the world with their nose first.
“We assume that non-human animals” perception would be kind of like ours, but simpler,” dog cognition researcher Dr. Alexander Horowitz told in an interview that isn’t the case. Instead, dog “see” the world through smells.