Visual experience and behavioral development in cuttlefish
Institute of Molecular Medicine, National Tsing-Hua University,
Taiwan, Republic of China
Facebook group: Cephanews @ Taiwan
My study is interested in the effect of visual experience
on the development of behavior in cuttlefish.
To gain the insight of visual experiences of cuttlefish, camouflage performance, background preference,
and neural plasticity during the brain development have been undertaken in the cuttlefish, Sepia pharaonis.
My study is included lab and field works. Aquaculture and visual ecology of cephalopod are the other
important topics in my research.
PhD candidate (2005~) Institute of Molecular Medicine, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan
Topic: The effect of visual experience on camouflage, background preference and the expression of NMDA
receptors in young cuttlefish, Sepia pharaonis.
MS (2002) Institute of Marine Biology, National Sun Yat Sen University, Taiwan
Thesis: Microscopic structure and digital miophometric analysis of the statoconia of hagfish,
Paramyxine nelsoni (Myxiniformes).
BS (2000) Department of Zoology, National Chung Hsin University, Taiwan
Thesis: Morphological studies of gill and mitochondria-rich cells in the zebrafish (Brachydanio rerio)
acclimated to ion-poor water.
*YH Lee, HY Yan and CC Chiao. (2010) Visual contrast modulates maturation of camouflage body
patterning in cuttlefish (Sepia pharaonis). Journal of Comparative Psychology. 123 (3) 261-270. (This
work was supported by the grant from National Science Council of Taiwan to CC Chiao: NSC-95-2621-B-
*YH Lee, HT Huang and HK Mok. (2007) Microscopic structure and digital miophometric analysis
of the statoconia of hagfish, Paramyxine nelsoni (Myxiniformes). Zoological Studies. 46 (1) 1-5. (This
work was supported by the grant from National Science Council of Taiwan to HK Mok: NSC NSC89-2311-