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  1. Tribes' eyes adapt to see underwater

    jake on 2003.06.30
    at 10:30 pm

    A recent study finds interesting adaptative qualities in humans. Our brains develop based on what we use regularly. Anna Gislen and her team found that a tribe on the west coast of Thailand have developed their eyes to see better underwater.

    Her[Gislen] work offers new proof of the body's remarkable capacity for adaptation -- its ability to go beyond standard biological bounds and even physically remodel itself when novel needs arise. It could also invigorate efforts to protect the threatened sea gypsy culture.

    Washington Post [from BluesNews]

    Posted in: Science

     

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