Control of Octopus Arm Extension by a Peripheral Motor Program

  title={Control of Octopus Arm Extension by a Peripheral Motor Program},
  author={Germ{\'a}n Sumbre and Yoram Gutfreund and Graziano Fiorito and Tamar Flash and Binyamin Hochner},
  pages={1845 - 1848}
For goal-directed arm movements, the nervous system generates a sequence of motor commands that bring the arm toward the target. Control of the octopus arm is especially complex because the arm can be moved in any direction, with a virtually infinite number of degrees of freedom. Here we show that arm extensions can be evoked mechanically or electrically in arms whose connection with the brain has been severed. These extensions show kinematic features that are almost identical to normal… 

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