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dc.contributor.author Mather, Jennifer A.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-30T20:13:00Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-30T20:13:00Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Mather, J. A. (2006). Behaviour development: A cephalopod perspective. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 19(1), 98-115. Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/5hb932x3 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5540
dc.description Open access article. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (CC BY 3.0) applies en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper evaluates the development of behaviour from the viewpoint of the intelligent and learning dependent cephalopod mollusks as a contrast to that of mammals. They have a short lifespan, commonly one to two years, and most are semelparous, reproducing only near the end of their lifespan. In the first two months of life, Sepia officinalis cuttlefish show drastic limitation on learning of prey choice and capture, gradually acquiring first short-term and then long-term learning over 60 days. This is paralleled by development of the vertical lobe of the brain which processes visually learned information. In the long nonreproductive adulthood, Octopus species show major flexibility in prey choice and continued mobility across the sea bottom. This results in large behaviour variability within and between individuals and both exploration and simple play-type behaviour. During the short reproductive period, Sepioteuthis sepioidea squid gather for choice and competition, including flexible strategies in use of their skin display system. At the end of the life cycle, Sepia officinalis cuttlefish have a swift decline in memory capacity and also brain degeneration during their short period of senescence. The emphasis on different behaviour capacities during these four stages is contrasted with those of the mammalian model of behaviour development. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of California eScholarship en_US
dc.subject Cephalopod mollusks
dc.subject Behavior capacities
dc.subject.lcsh Cephalopoda--Behavior
dc.subject.lcsh Cuttlefish--Behavior
dc.subject.lcsh Octopuses--Behavior
dc.subject.lcsh Squids--Behavior
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals--Behavior
dc.subject.lcsh Animal behavior
dc.title Behaviour development: a cephalopod perspective en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US
dc.publisher.url https://escholarship.org/uc/item/5hb932x3


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