Tag Archives: Symmetry

Asymmetric Auditory Localization …

A wonky eared Barn Owl

… or why owls have wonky ears! In this post we looked at the symmetry of the human face, and had some fun with editing photos to make them symmetrical, if a little odd looking. Today, we’re going to look at a remarkable piece of evolution that has favoured asymmetry (that’s the absence of symmetry) […]

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Fun With Faces

Symmetry – or more correctly, line symmetry – is where you can flip a shape or image on a line (the line of symmetry, mirror line etc.) and it remains unchanged: both sides of the line of symmetry match exactly. We are used to seeing symmetrical shapes all around us – or shapes that we […]

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