Physics and Biology Unit (Jonathan Miller)

Cephalophysics:

psychophysics in the tradition of Helmholtz, but for cephalopod perception, camouflage and social interaction.

Compression, Inference, Machine learning: Quantum and Classical. AI via Reverse Engineering of Animal Intelligence. Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics.


By a fluke of evolution, cephalopods report their perceptions of their visual surroundings in real time through their skin color and texture. We adapt human natural vision concepts and technologies to cephalopod perception, supplemented by single-cell recording and transgenics.

https://cbmm.mit.edu/video/life-gim-gan-psychophysics-cephalopod-camouflage-perception-some-conjectures