Re-Engineering the Stomatopod Eye, Nature's Most Comprehensive Visual Sensor
Final rept. 12 May 2012-21 May 2013
QUEENSLAND UNIV BRISBANE (AUSTRALIA)
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In this final report, we show behavioural tests of colour and polarisation show coarse discrimination in stomatopods, which could be a new form of visual processing. Additionally, this is the first real time underwater linear polarisation camera built and tested in field. The report also discuss that olarisation properties of reef animals, reflections, camouflage and light field baseline data begun. Photonic properties of silvery guanine crystals in fish skin determined and published in Nature journals. This is the first fluorescent staining of stomatopod eye and brain neuroarchitecture, and we discuss the ultrastructure of polarisation signal mechanism in stomatopods modelled.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Biological Oceanography