someone shouts ‘look behind you,’ tadpoles in Michael Levin’s
laboratory may be ready. The tadpoles can see out of eyes growing
from their tails, even though the organs aren’t directly wired to
the animals’ brains.”
—If a scientist offers to put an eye in your butt, and you’re a tadpole, then it’s probably legit.
Photo by D. Blackiston and M. Levin/Tufts University.