Nonsomatotopic Organization of the Higher Motor Centers in Octopus

@article{Zullo2009NonsomatotopicOO,
  title={Nonsomatotopic Organization of the Higher Motor Centers in Octopus},
  author={L. Zullo and G. Sumbre and C. Agnisola and T. Flash and B. Hochner},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={1632-1636}
}
Hyperredundant limbs with a virtually unlimited number of degrees of freedom (DOFs) pose a challenge for both biological and computational systems of motor control. In the flexible arms of the octopus, simplification strategies have evolved to reduce the number of controlled DOFs. Motor control in the octopus nervous system is hierarchically organized. A relatively small central brain integrates a huge amount of visual and tactile information from the large optic lobes and the peripheral… Expand
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