Ultraviolet ‘television’ for animals helps us better understand them

22 Feb 2021
The UQ-developed ultraviolet 'television' display.

University of Queensland scientists have developed an ultraviolet ‘television’ display designed to help researchers better understand how animals see the world.

Until now, standard monitors on devices like televisions or computer screens have been used to display visual stimuli in animal vision studies, but none have been able to test ultraviolet vision – the ability to see wavelengths of light shorter than 400 nanometres.

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