Video showing octopuses navigating the maze

29. October 2020 - 16:46

In the experiments that tested for proprioception, the octopuses tended to use "straight" movements, aimed at either the left or right side of the maze. In the experiments that tested for tactile discrimination, the octopuses chose to use slower "search" movements.

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Reproduced with permission from Elsevier. Originally published 10 Sep 2020 by Current Biology in "Use of Peripheral Sensory Information for Central Nervous Control of Arm Movement by Octopus vulgaris"