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August 23, 2012 11:38 PM   Subscribe


 
I would characterize that more as a reaction to an electrical stimulus than as a reaction to music.
posted by Ardiril at 11:43 PM on August 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


missed opportunity
posted by b1tr0t at 11:53 PM on August 23, 2012 [4 favorites]


Someone please animate little googly eyes on all the dots, place a brand name at the end, and I will buy whatever it is you're selling.
posted by ShutterBun at 12:48 AM on August 24, 2012 [4 favorites]


I would characterize that more as a reaction to an electrical stimulus than as a reaction to music.

"We developed a novel neurophysiological preparation in the squid Doryteuthis pealeii and demonstrated that electrical stimulation of neurons in the skin shifts the spectral peak of the reflected light to shorter wavelengths (greater than 145 nm) and increases the peak reflectance (greater than 245%) of innervated iridophores. We show ACh is released within the iridophore layer and that extensive nerve branching is seen within the iridophore. The dynamic colour shift is significantly faster (17 s) than the peak reflectance increase (32 s), revealing two distinct mechanisms."

So yeah, it is a reaction to electrical stimulation, but modulated with audio frequencies so it's certainly still a reaction to music.

Although I question the scientific validity of a test where West Coast hip-hop is being used on East Coast creatures.
posted by three blind mice at 1:37 AM on August 24, 2012 [9 favorites]


So yeah, it is a reaction to electrical stimulation, but modulated with audio frequencies so it's certainly still a reaction to music.

Interestingly enough I know a very industrial dude who used to do that with his TENS unit.
posted by loquacious at 2:14 AM on August 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


I wish i could here.
posted by Mblue at 2:52 AM on August 24, 2012


My sister had a record player that did this with lights. Beat that, squid!
posted by orme at 3:24 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Arrrr, Squiddy! I've got nothing against your deafness, I just heard there was scientific gold in your belly!
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:08 AM on August 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Interestingly enough I know a very industrial dude who used to do that with his TENS unit.

If he's anything like the guy I knew, that wasn't the only slightly irregular thing he did with his TENS unit.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:21 AM on August 24, 2012 [4 favorites]


I would characterize that more as a reaction to an electrical stimulus than as a reaction to music.

When you "hear" music your brain is just responding to electrical impulses from the nerves in your skin and ears so how differrent is this?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 4:32 AM on August 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


Someone cue up LMFAO's "I'm Squidly and I Know It."
posted by alex.dudley at 5:04 AM on August 24, 2012


Not deaf, def.
posted by a non e mouse at 5:47 AM on August 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


Edmund Scientific's Music vision c. 1968. Groovy baby.
posted by Dean358 at 6:26 AM on August 24, 2012


exogenous application of acetylcholine (ACh) changes the colour and brightness output.

I normally like my squid with a little lemon juice, but excitatory neurotransmitters are good too.
posted by exogenous at 6:55 AM on August 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


Someone please animate little googly eyes on all the dots, place a brand name at the end, and I will buy whatever it is you're selling.

Shoggoth's Old Peculiar?
posted by kurumi at 9:04 AM on August 24, 2012


Relevant soundtrack.
posted by Pronoiac at 10:01 AM on August 24, 2012


When you "hear" music your brain is just responding to electrical impulses from the nerves in your skin and ears so how differrent is this?

Well... for a start, the ears are missing in the process.
posted by ssri at 11:07 AM on August 24, 2012




I happen to know that some do like reggae

posted by mmrtnt at 12:03 PM on August 24, 2012


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