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What happens when a squid listen to Cypress Hill (video)

by | 24th, August 2012

EVER wondered what happens to a squid when it listens to Cypress Hill’s Insane in the Brain? You’re not alone. Over on It’s OK to be Smart Joe Hanson shows us that goes on inside a microphone affects animal tissue. Backyard Brains hooked a squid housed at Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA to an iPod.

The video is a view through an 8x microscope zoomed in on the dorsal side of the caudal fin of the squid. We used a suction electrode to stimulate the fin nerve. Chromatophores are pigmeted cells that come in 3 colors: Brown, Red, and Yellow. Each chromatophore is lined with up to 16 muscles that contract to reveal their color.

More at Neural Control of Tuneable Skin Iridescence in Squid!

Spotter: brainpicker and ThisIsColossal.

Posted: 24th, August 2012 | In: Technology Comment | TrackBack | Permalink