Short-term learning and interocular transfer in detour experiments with octopuses.


Octopuses will make detours in order to reach prey that is not directly accessible to them. Using the apparatus shown in Fig. 1 Wells (1964) trained octopuses to make detours to reach crabs shown in the feeding compartments flanking the central corridor. Eight out of twenty-nine animals tested completed detours successfully on entering the corridor for the… (More)

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