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

Abstract

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.

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Huffard, C.L. Cephalopod neurobiology: an introduction for biologists working in other model systems. Invert Neurosci 13, 11–18 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10158-013-0147-z

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Keywords

  • Behavior
  • Ecology
  • Reproduction
  • Motor control
  • Invertebrate