photograph and paper circles
This is a photograph of my great grandparents, taken in West Kerry near Mount Brandon on The Wild Atlantic Way. It looks like there isn’t even a proper road and there are no electricity wires anywhere. It reminds me of the fantastic opportunities we have been given and how Ireland has developed as a European country.
We print out simple but very effective patterned stripes and make them into these paper circles to assess vision in zebrafish, a small tropical fish used in our research. Using a motorised drum these patterns are rotated in clockwise and anti-clockwise directions and the zebrafish track the movement of the drum with a saccadic eye response.