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Cephalopod Neurobiology: Neuroscience Studies in Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish

N. Joan Abbott, Roddy Williamson, and Linda Maddock


Cephalopods (octopus, squid, cuttlefish) are among the most intelligent invertebrates, with highly developed nervous systems that provide excellent model systems for investigating basic questions in neuroscience. In 32 chapters, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the functioning of the cephalopod nervous system, from the cellular level to their complex sensory systems, locomotion, learning and social behaviour.

Keywords: cephalopods, octopus, squid, cuttlefish, invertebrates, nervous systems, neuroscience, sensory systems, locomotion, social behaviour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198547907
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547907.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

N. Joan Abbott, editor
King's College, London

Roddy Williamson, editor
Marine Biological Association, Plymouth

Linda Maddock, editor
Marine Biological Association, Plymouth

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Part I Squid axon structure, biochemistry, and transport

PART II Squid axon ion channels

Part III Axon—Schwann cell interaction

Part IV Squid giant synapse

Part V Neuromuscular control

Part VI Central nervous system

Part VII Sensory function

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