Circular Polarization Vision in a Stomatopod Crustacean

@article{Chiou2008CircularPV,
  title={Circular Polarization Vision in a Stomatopod Crustacean},
  author={Tsyr-Huei Chiou and S. Kleinlogel and T. Cronin and R. Caldwell and Birte Loeffler and A. Siddiqi and A. Goldizen and J. Marshall},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={429-434}
}
We describe the addition of a fourth visual modality in the animal kingdom, the perception of circular polarized light. Animals are sensitive to various characteristics of light, such as intensity, color, and linear polarization [1, 2]. This latter capability can be used for object identification, contrast enhancement, navigation, and communication through polarizing reflections [2-4]. Circularly polarized reflections from a few animal species have also been known for some time [5, 6]. Although… Expand

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