A cuttlefish goes to the movies

Virtual reality is not just for humans. Did you know that cuttlefish can watch movies in 3D? Scientists from the University of Minnesota put tiny 3D glasses on cuttlefish to test how they would react to videos of their favourite food, shrimp. The cuttlefish attacked the virtual reality shrimp just like they would have real shrimp. Cuttlefish have advanced visual recognition, but they also have depth perception that is better than ours. LEARN MORE AND WATCH A VIDEO.

Here’s another STUDY where scientists put the world’s tiniest 3D glasses on praying mantises.

Note: image shown is of a flat cuttlefish wearing red and blue 3D glasses (R. Feord/P Gonzalez-Bellido/Wardill Lab).