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Welcome to the crossroads of the optic nerves.
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Special sensory organs allow fish to detect the slightest vibrations in the water around them.
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These small fish have plenty to teach us about the brain.
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Fish have specialized cells that help them detect movement in the water so they don't end up as dinner.
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What can squids, slugs and other sea critters teach us about the human brain?
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Dr. Jerald Harris is Professor of Geology and Director of Paleontology at Dixie State College, and an expert in the esoteric science of identifying fossil footprints (ichnology). From these empty impressions in stone, he brings to life the extinct animals that made them millions of years before man first walked the earth.
The scientist discusses his shocking research with electric fish.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 34 min
Aiming for a moving target means compensating for your brain's own tardiness.
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Melina Hale explains how her research on zebrafish is helping to advance brain research.
  • National Science Foundation
A shark’s ability to home in on the scent of blood is legendary, but many people are surprised to learn that sharks have a stealthy sixth sense to find prey and explore the world around them.
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What can the cuttlefish’s remarkable camouflage abilities teach us about vision?
  • Science Friday
  • 4 min
A researcher explains how her undergraduate experience inspired a career studying spinal cord injury.
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