Research Article

The Secret World of Shrimps: Polarisation Vision at Its Best

  • Sonja Kleinlogel mail,

    Affiliations: Department of Biophysical Chemistry, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  • Andrew G. White

    Affiliation: Department of Physics and Centre for Quantum Computer Technology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  • Published: May 14, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002190

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Beautiful Job!

Posted by TimothyChase on 24 May 2008 at 17:16 GMT

For what it is worth coming from a non-specialist, I think you did a great job, not simply in terms of analyzing the potential for circular polarisation vision but in demonstrating its existence due to the physical response of the organ. a mode of awareness which relies upon a fairly fundamental aspect of our world -- but which until now was unknown and apparently thought unlikely. I too, would be interested in the attempt to detect this vision through behavioral analysis in addition to the physical analysis of the organ -- as these would seem two complementary methods of study. Finally, I appreciate the insight into what plausibly lead to the evolution of this capacity.