This Deep-Sea Fish Has the Most Types of Opsins Among Vertebrates
This Deep-Sea Fish Has the Most Types of Opsins Among Vertebrates
The silver spinyfin has an extraordinary diversity of rod photopigments, which researchers propose may allow it to see color in the deep, dark sea.
This Deep-Sea Fish Has the Most Types of Opsins Among Vertebrates
This Deep-Sea Fish Has the Most Types of Opsins Among Vertebrates

The silver spinyfin has an extraordinary diversity of rod photopigments, which researchers propose may allow it to see color in the deep, dark sea.

The silver spinyfin has an extraordinary diversity of rod photopigments, which researchers propose may allow it to see color in the deep, dark sea.

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Image of the Day: The Tentacles Have Eyes
Image of the Day: The Tentacles Have Eyes
The Scientist Staff | Aug 4, 2017
The tentacles that arise from these feathery fan worms’ heads are equipped with eyeballs capable of sensing shadows and movement.  
Light Sensors in Cephalopod Skin
Light Sensors in Cephalopod Skin
Kerry Grens | May 21, 2015
Squid, cuttlefish, and octopuses possess vision machinery in their skin.
The Birth of Optogenetics
Edward S. Boyden | Jul 1, 2011
An account of the path to realizing tools for controlling brain circuits with light.
OPSINS: Tools of the trade
OPSINS: Tools of the trade
Edward S. Boyden | Jul 1, 2011
The optogenetic toolset is composed of genetically encoded molecules that, when targeted to specific neurons in the brain, enable the electrical activity of those neurons to be driven or silenced by light. 
Optogenetics: A Light Switch for Neurons
Edward S. Boyden | Jul 1, 2011
This animation illustrates optogenetics—a radical new technology for controlling brain activity with light.