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Spiders and tiny brains

December 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Biologist Tracks Spiders’ Eyes to Learn How Tiny Brains Process InformationScienceDaily (Dec. 5, 2010) — Over the next year, spiders watching videos of their prey are going to help biologist Elizabeth Jakob at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her colleagues understand how animals choose which visual elements to attend to in their environments. She believes we are on the verge of gaining important new knowledge about how brains and specialized sensory systems work together to process visual information.

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