The Neurobiology of Vision at the MBL - Roger Hanlon, Universal Camouflage, and Studying Vision at the MBL in the 21st Century

Roger Hanlon approaches the study of visual systems from a different direction than Hecht, Wald, and Hartline.  Hanlon’s work is ethological; he studies animal behavior, especially behavior related to vision and camouflage. Camouflage  is an explicitly visual way in which animals hide themselves from each other, whether they’re predators or prey. Good camouflage makes prey harder to catch and eat, and makes predators harder to avoid.