Tryptophanatic Netvision

During experiments on the axons of the longfin squid in Woods Hole, we were taken in by the beauty of the fast changing color of the skin. The squid's skin contains many colorful light-reflecting cells called chromatophores. We wanted to try to stimulate the fin nerve directly from our iPod. The results were both interesting and beautiful.

The video is a view through an 8x microscope zoomed in on the dorsal side of the squid's fin. We used a suction electrode to stimulate the fin nerve.

More details can be found here:
blog.backyardbrains.com/2012/08/insane-in-the-chromatophores/

and an explanation of how it works can be found on our TED talk: on.ted.com/Gage

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Welcome to Tryptophanatic Netvision. The videos you are about to see may reveal some of the deepest secrets of the universe! The contents herein vary in style, quality, and nature... ranging from psychedelic retro futurism & transpersonal-inspired animations


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Welcome to Tryptophanatic Netvision. The videos you are about to see may reveal some of the deepest secrets of the universe! The contents herein vary in style, quality, and nature... ranging from psychedelic retro futurism & transpersonal-inspired animations to mystical videos, tripadelic motion graphics, mind warping experiments, occult surrealism and lots more. "Caterpillars" beware!!!
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