Invertebrate Neuroscience

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 11–18

Cephalopod neurobiology: an introduction for biologists working in other model systems

Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10158-013-0147-z

Cite this article as:
Huffard, C.L. Invert Neurosci (2013) 13: 11. doi:10.1007/s10158-013-0147-z


This paper concisely summarizes major aspects of cephalopod biology, behavior, and ecology providing a backdrop against which neurobiology of these animals can be interpreted. Reproduction, camouflage, motor control, memory, learning, and behavioral ecology are introduced, and thorough literature reviews of these subjects are cited for further reading. The aim of this paper is to provide a general introduction to cephalopods for use by workers currently focused on other model systems.


Behavior Ecology Reproduction Motor control Invertebrate 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Invertebrate Zoology and GeologyCalifornia Academy of SciencesSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Monterey Bay Aquarium Research InstituteMoss LandingUSA

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