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Name: John
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Age: 50s
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Date: 2000-2001

How does the auditory and visual response of a deer to noise and light differ from that of a human?

At a fundamental level, there is very little difference among mammals in the audiovisual pathways. The anatomy of the deer eye and inner ear and the general organization of the neural circuits/brain wiring would be virtually indistinguishable from those of the human. There's a lot more brain in humans through which to filter and alter responses but at a reflex level of operation, things look remarkably similar. At a behavioral response level, deer behave like deer; people behave like people, allowing in either case for the variability among populations [Sika deer or moose; male or female; young or old; urban or rural people...] and any 'training/conditionning that either organism may have had.

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