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Squid Skin With a Mind of Its Own

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When the nerve cells of squid suffer an injury, something unexpected happens with the tiny pouches of colored pigment, called chromatophores. A MIT scientist discusses this phenomenon, and how it can be used and modeled on the computer with some surprisingly simple rules. Part of the "Science Out Loud" series.

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Runtime: 5 minutes

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Episode 1
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