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Feb 27, Biology/Plants & Animals Researchers at Tufts University have shown that transplanted eyes located far outside the head in a vertebrate animal model can confer vision without a direct neural connection to the brain. In this image, a "blind" tadpole without its native (normal) eyes is able to see using functioning ectopic eye located in tail.
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Ectopic eyes function without connection to brain: Experiments with tadpoles show ectopic eyes that 'see' http://phys.org/news/2013-02-ectopic-eyes-function-brain-tadpoles.html

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