A biphasic memory curve in the chambered nautilus, Nautilus pompilius L. (Cephalopoda: Nautiloidea)

  title={A biphasic memory curve in the chambered nautilus, Nautilus pompilius L. (Cephalopoda: Nautiloidea)},
  author={Robyn J. Crook and Jennifer Basil},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  pages={1992 - 1998}
  • R. Crook, J. Basil
  • Published 15 June 2008
  • Biology, Environmental Science, Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Biology
SUMMARY Cephalopods are an exceptional taxon for examining the competing influences of ecology and evolutionary history on brain and behaviour. Coleoid cephalopods (octopuses, cuttlefishes and squids) have evolved specialised brains containing dedicated learning and memory centres, and rely on plastic behaviours to hunt prey effectively and communicate intricate visual displays. Their closest living relative, the primitive nautilus, is the sole remnant of an ancient lineage that has persisted… 

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