Great white at the Monterey AquariumPERTH (AUSTRALIA)- Animal biologists at the University of Western Australia have revealed that the brains of great white sharks share similarities in terms of the regions dedicated to visual input to those found in human brains. Structures in great white shark brains similar to those found in humans could be the key to preventing attacks by the species.

Current shark repellant technology relies heavily on non-visual deterrents such as electrical pulses and chemicals, however, understanding more about how great white sharks’ brains work — particularly how to utilise the large areas dedicated to visual stimuli — could lead to better and more targeted repellant products.

For instance, a shark may recognise a poisonous sea-snake’s markings and swim away, for example, and we can use this information to cue a response.”

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