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Human eye sockets give wider view than “other apes”

Just so we know, from New Scientist: Primates have forward-facing eyes, and humans are no exception. But look closely, says Eric Denion at the French Institute of Health and Medical Research in Caen, and you’ll see that human eyes are different. … They found that the human eye sockets, or orbits, were much wider relative to their height than the other ape eye sockets. What’s more, the outer margin – the side of the orbit furthest from the nose – is recessed much further back in the human skull than in other ape skulls. This means that when we swivel our eyeballs sideways, we have a lateral view of the world that is unimpeded by the bones of the skull, Read More ›