Tadpole Tectum (image) Brown University Caption Evasive tadpoles help probe brain circuitry. Researchers found that tadpoles use the optic tectum region of their brain to determine that something is approaching and avoid collision. The finding helps scientists better understand how different neurons work together to control simple behavior in many animals. Credit Illustration by Arseny Khakhalin Usage Restrictions with credit Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.