Clownfish burst onto the public scene nearly a decade ago with Disney-PIXAR's now classic animated film "Finding Nemo." Perhaps unsurprisingly, the film left out a very important part of the clownfish story -- that clownfish can actually change their sex in response to their social environment. Beckman Institute neuroscientist Justin Rhodes examines how the clownfish brain orchestrates this amazing, gender-bending swap.
Rhodes is a professor in the University of Illinois Department of Psychology, Neuroscience Program, Institute for Genomic Biology and a full-time faculty member in the Beckman Institute NeuroTech Group.
- Date Added: 09/27/12
- Author: BeckmanInstitute
- Length: 00:04:01