Do Animals Think With Their Eyes?

That disproportionally big, mushy thing up there in our heads – we normally assume it to be the sole seat of reason, the stuff that makes us capable of complex thought and intelligent behavior. Cognition, most people believe, is bound to the brain.

But might it be possible that what we normally call “cognition” does not happen exclusively in brains, but also in sense organs like the eyes? Before you exclaim that philosophers are getting crazier by the day, let me try to put things in a different light.

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