#childrenoftime spoilers; spiders; current research Show more
I am thrilled to say that one bit of #childrenoftime is already outdated: spider hearing. Ron Hoy's lab at Cornell, which investigates jumping spider vision, inadvertently discovered that spiders *can* hear sound!
"Menda was actually studying visual perception in jumping spiders [using electrodes tracking neutral activity] when his chair squeaked, and neurons suddenly fired."
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