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Shrimppppp!

Not only does it look weird, it sees weirdly too. :)

Study finds mantis shrimp process vision differently than other organisms (w/ video)
Jan 24, 2014 by Bob Yirka



(Phys.org) —Researchers with the University of Queensland, Brisbane along with an associate from National Cheng Kung University, in China have found what they believe to be a reasonable explanation for mantis shrimp having 12 photoreceptors in their eyes. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes a study they conducted where shrimp were trained to respond to different colors, which led to the discovery that despite more receptors than most other organisms, they are less able to discriminate between different colors—a finding that indicates they process colors in a different way. Michael Land and Daniel Osorio offer a Perspective piece on the researchers efforts in the same journal issue.
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asg_qa_s7
Feb. 13th, 2014 09:53 pm (UTC)
And Now . . . **The Comic!!**
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/mantis_shrimp

I found the comic /after/ the poster, and it is much more enlightening. Enjoy!

http://shop.theoatmeal.com/products/why-the-mantis-shrimp-is-my-new-favorite-animal-poster

I can't zoom in enough to see any details whatsoever, but there is a *lot* of Awesome at the Oatmeal.

Edited at 2014-02-13 10:21 pm (UTC)
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