Benny Hochner (2015)
Embodied organization of the unique motor control of the octopus's flexible and 'strange body'
Evolution explores a high-dimensional space of alternative embodiments and behavioural niches. By comparing and contrasting we can learn a lot about the design constraints for life. Our featured lectures here cover that large-brained and strangely-embodied invertebrate, the octopus (Benny Hochner), the remarkably flexible intelligence of Caledonian Crows (Alex Kacelnik), and tool-use in non-human primates (Dorothy Fragaszy).