The octopus almost reaches alien status when it comes to its brain and nervous system. And yet, the differences can help us understand more about the human brain as well as unique solutions nature has come up with for difficult problems like camouflage. Octopuses can see polarized light, but cannot see [simple_tooltip content=’Mantis shrimp can see more colors than we can!‘]color[/simple_tooltip]. However, their skin changes both color and texture to camouflage with the surroundings.
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