To get your brain thinking…

Here is a little something to get you thinking about the screen innovation competition and thinking outside the box.

This video is from Backyard Brains who did some experiments at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The squid was connected to a special iPod which played Cypress Hill’s 1993 hit Insane in the Brain. Via YouTube:

The video is a view through an 8x microscope zoomed in on the dorsal side of the caudal fin of the squid. We used a suction electrode to stimulate the fin nerve. Chromatophores are pigmeted cells that come in 3 colors: Brown, Red, and Yellow. Each chromatophore is lined with up to 16 muscles that contract to reveal their colour.

A full explanation of how it works can be found on TED talk: