Why Does an Octopus Walk Funny? Scientists Are Amazed

April 17, 2015 1:01 AM

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Octopuses move with a simple elegance, but they have no rhythm, according to new research.

Each of an octopus's eight arms is soft, flexible and muscular, and acts as if it has an infinite number of joints, said the study's lead author, Guy Levy, a postdoctoral researcher of neurobiology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. But until now, scientists have struggled to understand exactly ...

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