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Hiatus

After a few weeks of denial, I’ve decided that I need to announce a blog vacation. I’ve just started graduate school and need a bit of time to get settled in before I can put the time in to do the blog (and you, dear readers) justice. I’ll be back, I’m sure, some time this year. Until we meet again, stay classy and thanks for reading!

Encephalon #88 is out!

Head on over to Cognoculture for the 88th edition of Encephalon, the blog carnival dedicated to psychology and neuroscience. There’s lots of great stuff there. Thanks for reading!

The Tentacled Get-down

Man, things have been busy. I guess that’s what grad school is supposed to be like, right? In any case, since you’re using the internet, I’ll assume you’ll be interested in a bit of graphic sexual content. I’ve talked about various aspects of cephalopod reproduction over the past year, but after stumbling across a few good videos last night, I decided...

To see or not to see – Image processing (or not) in the cephalopod retina.

Cephalopods use their vision a lot; it’s a big part of how they orient themselves in the water, hunt, and recognize predators and each other. It makes sense, then, that they have particularly well-developed eyes. In fact, they are the only invertebrates to have camera eyes. Camera eyes are eyes that focus an image on the retina, which transmits the...

The abyss stares back into you…

One of the things I like about divers’ videos of cephalopods is that you often find the animals intently investigating the people filming them, and so the video is never an observation of the animal as much as an interaction with the animal. Check out these guys: Thanks for reading! I’ll be back next week with a meatier post (on vision no less,...

Encephalon #87 – Memorial Day Edition

Welcome to our Memorial Day picnic … I mean, blog carnival! I guess I’ve just got food on the mind. In any case, the neuro- and psycho-blogosphere has been serving up delicious treats for you all month. Try a bite of some of these, and let me know how they suit you: Ariel casts out Caliban – Eric Michael Johnson takes a look at the history of anthropological...

Send me posts for Encephalon!

Though I love to write about cephalopods, my wife and I will be moving to Detroit over the next two weeks, and so I almost certainly won’t have time to post much. In the meantime, don’t forget to send me your submissions for the Encephalon Blog Carnival – it’ll be hosted here at the end of May. Send me URLs on twitter (@Cephalover), leave them as...

Cephalopod links for your busy lifestyle

Ok, ok, it’s really more about my busy lifestyle. I’ve no time for a proper post today (I’ve got a Hindi exam tonight, and a pharmacology exam to study for,) so I thought I’d at least bring you some ceph-related Monday reading. There’s a bunch of cephalopod-ey topics getting talked about on the web these days: You may have heard about some recent...

“I Know My Neighbour: Individual Recognition in Octopus vulgaris”

Most species of shallow water octopuses appear to be pretty solitary animals. They live in dens and venture out from them to hunt or find mates; defending these dens and getting busy are the only social interaction that many species of octopuses are observed to have in the wild. I like to think of them as the curmudgeons of the reef environment, keeping...

Encephalon #86 is up!

Over at In the News Karen Franklin, a blogger who focuses of forensic and legal psychology, has brought us the 86th edition of Encephalon. Head on over there for a recap of the scientific mysteries that were covered in this month’s neuroscience and psychology blogging. Brilliant job, Karen! I need hosts for May and July (also all the months thereafter)...

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