Cephalopod vision: How to build a better eye

Curr Biol. 2023 Jan 9;33(1):R27-R30. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2022.11.054.


Cephalopods' eyes superficially resemble our own, but because of their evolutionary and developmental history, the photoreceptors face forward, with the downstream neural circuitry in the brain, not the retina. Two new papers uncover molecular and developmental mechanisms underlying cephalopod visual development.

Publication types

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MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Evolution
  • Cephalopoda*
  • Photoreceptor Cells
  • Retina
  • Vision, Ocular