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Octopus Motor Control

"The octopus, with its eight long and flexible arms, is an excellent example of the independent evolution of highly efficient motor behavior in a soft-bodied animal. Studies will be summarized to show that the amazing behavioral motor abilities of the octopus are achieved through a special embodied organization of its flexible body..." – By Nir Nesher, Guy Levy, Letizia Zullo, and Benyamin Hochner

Taste Buds and Gustatory Transduction: A Functional Perspective

"Everything a person swallows must pass a final chemical analysis by the sensory systems of the mouth; of these, the gustatory system is cardinal. What is swallowed can be detrimental or even fatal either immediately or after a lifetime of ingestion and what is also not swallowed can lead to adverse health conditions. ..." – By Alan C. Spector and Susan P. Travers

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