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Brown University

Tadpole Tectum

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

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