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Octopuses Can 'See' Through Their Skin

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New research has shown that an octopus’s skin contains special elements that allow it to detect and respond to light without requiring signals from the eyes or brain. Octopuses can perceive light through their skin</a> without input from the eyes or brain, according to new research.  And even though less detailed information is gathered</a>, the outer layer can still sense a change in brightness which likely helps the creature camouflage itself when needed.  Scientists believe this reaction is possible because the skin contains proteins similar to the ones in the eyes called opsins which are sensitive to light.  These opsins appear to