Friday, July 28, 2017
Giant Squid, Giant Eyes, but Rather Small Brain Lobes
cephalopods. Research has shown that even though squids have the largest eye orbit in the animal kingdom, they also have a very small optic lobe. This explains that squids do not rely on visual cues for communication like the cephalopods do because the optic lobe, which integrates visual information with motor tasks, is reduced. This new research is of current fascination because it goes against common anatomical sense and raises the question for future on whether there is some other underlying biological reason for this difference in sea animals.