Would starfish see the world like brittlestarts do?
Seeing without eyes

Brittlestars appear to have many specialised cells on their skin that are full of light-sensitive molecules with which they can scan their environment for light and dark areas. These animals, relatives of starfish, use these light-sensitive cells for example to move towards darker areas to hide themselves. These new findings contradict previous hypotheses of how sea stars sense their environment, without having a real eye nor a brain to process visual information.

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