scientific explainer, environmental specialist, free lance
I’m a naturalist and PhD in Earth Science. I'm very lucky, because my job is also my passion: I'm an environmental education expert and professional scientific explainer. I work as free lance for public a private organizations carrying out didactic projects about nature and environment. I love spending my free time in nature, particularly in my beloved Aveto Valley, where I take an interest in a development project about wild horses conservation.
A GARA COL TEMPO SENZA OROLOGIO – La Percezione del Tempo Negli Animali e Bambini.
BY EVELINA ISOLA
@ VOL 10
ON OCT 31, 2014
This project have been presented to the 12th edition of Genoa Science Festival, as a playful lab for kids. Do animals have perception of the time? According to some scientists, only humans have a real memory, while the other animals have a perception of the time limited or episodic. A different perception of time can have different utilities according to escape strategy, communication or feeding. Time and its perception are not relative only on physics books! This happens in a lot of very small animals, for example the flies that perceive the world with a slow motion effect.
In other species the perception of time is connected to their movement in the space, as in case of dolphin and bats biosonar. Children are conducted in a fascinating “time travel” in their time perceptions, from the perception that themselves have, to try out what other animals fell of time, according to the different utility in the survival strategies.