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Chameleon Communications - with Sir Colin Blakemore

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Chameleons are well known for being able to change their body colour to blend in with their surroundings. They can however also use this ability to communicate with other chameleons. In this clip from the 1982 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "Common sense", Sir Colin Blakemore demonstrates how chameleons use their skin patterns to send visual signals to each other.
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This video is from our 2017 advent calendar. Watch the full series here:

The Royal Institution 2017 advent calendar ‘Transmissions Through Time’ looks through the lens of CHRISTMAS LECTURES past to share the best demonstrations around the science of communication. From Attenborough and Sagan to Woollard and Fong, we revisit old favourites and find new gems to bring you a little gift of science every day in the lead up to Christmas.

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