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Octopus nervous system

  title={Octopus nervous system},
  author={Binyamin Hochner},
Comparing the body structure and way of life of the modern cephalopods with those of the nautilus and other molluscs reveals how dramatically these animals have changed over the course of evolution. From shell-protected, slowly moving scavengers they have evolved into agile, mobile predators that share the same environments and way of life with fish and successfully compete with them. Indeed, Andrew Packard (1972) has suggested that these evolutionary changes were driven by the selection forces… Expand

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