Revealing the invisible: New principles of vision in Australian animals (2014–2019)
This Laureate Program will reveal how the visual systems of marine creatures from The Great Barrier Reef receive and interpret colour and polarisation information, much of which is invisible to the human eye. It will utilise this data to tackle fundamental questions in neuroscience and inform bio-inspired camera design and machine-vision solutions. The resulting new generation of polarisation cameras will be used to characterise the environments, animals and brains that inspired them in the first place. This will help in our understanding of how nervous systems convey information and may ultimately improve our ability to detect dysfunction in neurons and other cells.