Functional and comparative assessments of the octopus learning and memory system.

  title={Functional and comparative assessments of the octopus learning and memory system.},
  author={Binyamin Hochner},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience},
  • B. Hochner
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • Frontiers in bioscience
The octopus and its close relatives the cuttlefish and squid are the most advanced of the invertebrates, possessing the largest brains both in weight and cell numbers. Here I review recent studies of the neurophysiological properties of the vertical lobe system (VL) in the cephalopod brain, a system already thought to be dedicated to learning and memory. Summarizing from the point of view of comparative evolution, I relate these results to other systems where anatomical and electrophysiological… 

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