FINAL REPORT. ON THE MEMORY SYSTEM OF OCTOPUS .
Rept. for Jun 63-64.
UNIVERSITY COLL LONDON (ENGLAND)
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Work done on the memory system of the octopus is reported. Aspects considered include 1 analysis of the functions of the pairs of centres concerned with the signals of results 2 effects of hunger and taste of food 3 comparison of effects of removing vertical and median superior frontal lobes 4 electron-microscopy of the lobes 5 connections with the tactile memory system 6 the mechanism of poisoning, eating and digestion 7 effects of large amounts of food on behavior 8 conduction velocities of nerve fibers of different diameters 9 effect of lesions in the dorsal basal lobe 10 function of the peduncle lobe 11 delayed responses and short term memory and 12 comparison with other animals.