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Nesher, N., Levy, G., Zullo, L., Hochner, B. (2020)
Octopus Motor Control
Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience
Book Chapter

Gutnick, T., Zullo L., Hochner B., Kuba MJ. (2020)
Use of peripheral sensory information for central nervous control of arm movement by Octopus vulgaris
Current Biology

Nesher, N., Maiole, F., Shomrat, T., Hochner, B., Zullo, L. (2019)
From synaptic input to muscle contraction: arm muscle cells of Octopus vulgaris show unique neuromuscular junction and excitation–contraction coupling properties
Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Zullo, L., Eichenstein, H., Maiole, F., & Hochner, B. (2019)
Motor control pathways in the nervous system of Octopus vulgaris arm
Journal of Comparative Physiology A

Turchetti-Maia AL, Stern-Mentch N, Bidel F, Nesher N, Shomrat T, Hochner B (2018)
A novel NO-dependent 'molecular-memory-switch' mediates presynaptic expression and postsynaptic maintenance of LTP in the octopus brain
491340. doi: 10.1101/491340.

Guy Levy and Benny Hochner (2017)
Embodied Organization of Octopus vulgaris Morphology, Vision, and Locomotion
Frontiers Physiology
8:164. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00164

Guy Levy, Nir Nesher, Letizia Zullo, and Benny Hochner (2017)
Motor Control in Soft-Bodied Animals: The Octopus
Oxford Handbook of Invertebrate Neurobiology
Book Chapter

Ana Turchetti, Tal Shomrat, and Benny Hochner (2017)
The Vertical Lobe of Cephalopods — A Brain Structure Ideal for Exploring the Mechanisms of Complex Forms of Learning and Memory
Oxford Handbook of Invertebrate Neurobiology
Book Chapter

Richter, JN., Hochner B., & Kuba, MJ. (2016)
Pull or push? Octopuses solve a puzzle problem
PLoS One

Benny Hochner and David L. Glanzman (2016)
Evolution of highly diverse forms of behavior in molluscs
Current Biology

Tal Shomrat, Ana Turchetti-Maia, Naama Stern-Mentch, Jennifer Basil, and Benny Hochner (2015)
The vertical lobe of cephalopods: an attractive brain structure for understanding the evolution of advanced learning and memory systems
Journal of Comparative Physiology A
10.1007/s00359-015-1023-6, p.1-10.

Shlomi Hanassy, Alex Botvinnik, Tamar Flash, and Benny Hochner (2015)
Stereotypical reaching movements of the octopus involve both bend propagation and arm elongation
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
10(3) 035001.

Levy Guy, Tamar Flash, and Binyamin Hochner (2015)
Arm Coordination in Octopus Crawling Involves Unique Motor Control Strategies
Current Biology
25(9):p1195-1200. [Supplemental Information] [Supplemental Movies] [Video Abstract]

Richter JN, Hochner B, and Kuba MJ (2015)
Octopus arm movements under constrained conditions. Adaptation, modification and plasticity of motor primitives
J Exp Biol
218(7): p1069-1076.

Nir Nesher, Eliaho Zlotkin, and Binyamin Hochner (2014)
The sea anemone toxin AdE-1 modifies both sodium and potassium currents of rat cardiomyocytes
Biochem J.

Nir Nesher*, Guy Levy*, Frank W. Grasso, and Binyamin Hochner (2014)
* Co-first authorship
Self-Recognition Mechanism between Skin and Suckers Prevents Octopus Arms from Interfering with Each Other
Current Biology

Hochner Benny and Shomrat Tal (2013)
The Neurophysiological Basis of Learning and Memory in Advanced Invertebrates: The Octopus and the Cuttlefish
Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience
Book Chapter. Volume 22, Chapter 24:303-317

Hochner B (2013)
How nervous systems evolve in relation to their embodiment: what we can learn from octopuses and other molluscs
Brain, Behavior and Evolution

Ido Zelman, Myriam Titon, Yoram Yekutieli, Shlomi Hanassy , Binyamin Hochner, and Tamar Flash (2013)
Kinematic decomposition and classification of octopus arm movements
Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience

Nir Nesher, Eli Shapira, Daniel Sher, Yehu Mora, Liora Tseveyer, Ana Luiza Turchetti-Maia, Michal Horowitz, Binyamin Hochner, and Eliahu Zlotkin (2013)
AdE-1, a new inotropic Na+ channel toxin from Aiptasia diaphana, is similar to, yet distinct from, known anemone Na+ channel toxins
Biochem J.

Marcello Calisti, Andrea Arienti, Federico Renda, Guy Levy, Binyamin Hochner, Barbara Mazzolai, Paolo Dario, and Cecilia Laschi (2011)
Design and development of a soft robot with crawling and grasping capabilities
Robotics and Automation (IEEE, 2012)
pp. 4950-4955

Hochner B (2012)
An Embodied View of Octopus Neurobiology Minireview
Current Biology

Feinstein N, Nesher N, and Hochner B (2011)
Functional Morphology of the neuromuscular system of the Octopus vulgaris arm
Vie et milieu - life and environment

Shomrat T, Graindorge N, Bellanger C, Fiorito G, Loewenstein Y, Hochner B (2011)
Alternative Sites of Synaptic Plasticity in Two Homologous “Fan-out Fan-in” Learning and Memory Networks
Current Biology

Gutnick T, Byrne RA, Hochner B, Kuba M (2011)
Octopus vulgaris uses visual information to determine the location of its arm
Current Biology

Zullo L, Hochner B (2011)
A new perspective on the organization of an invertebrate brain
Commun Integr Biol.

Calisti M, Giorelli M, Levy G, Mazzolai B, Hochner B, Laschi C, Dario P (2011)
An octopus-bioinspired solution to movement and manipulation for soft robots
Bioinspir Biomim.

Hochner B (2010)
Functional and comparative assessments of the octopus learning and memory system
Front Biosci.

Shomrat T, Feinstein N, Klein M, Hochner B (2010)
Serotonin is a facilitatory neuromodulator of synaptic transmission and "reinforces" long-term potentiation induction in the vertical lobe of Octopus vulgaris

Zelman I, Galun M, Akselrod-Ballin A, Yekutieli Y, Hochner B, Flash T (2009)
Nearly automatic motion capture system for tracking octopus arm movements in 3D space
J Neuroscience Methods

Zullo L, Sumbre G, Agnisola C, Flash T, Hochner B (2009)
Nonsomatotopic organization of the higher motor centers in octopus
Current Biology

Yekutieli Y, Flash T and Hochner B. (2009)
Biomechanics: hydroskeletal
Encyclopedia of Neuroscience
Book Chapter. Volume 2 pages 189-200

Shomrat T, Zarrella I, Fiorito G, Hochner B (2008)
The Octopus Vertical Lobe Modulates Short-Term Learning Rate and Uses LTP to Acquire Long-Term Memory
Current Biology

Hochner B (2008)
Current Biology

Yekutieli Y, Mitelman R, Hochner B and Flash T. (2007)
Analyzing octopus movements using three dimensional reconstruction
Journal of Neurophysiology
98:1775-1790 ; doi:10.1152/jn.00739.2006

Farchi N. Shoham S. Hochner B. and Soreq H. (2007)
Impaired hippocampal plasticity and errors in cognitive performance in mice with maladaptive AChE splice site selection
Eur J Neurosci.

Farchi N, Ofek K, Podoly E, Dong H, Xiang YY, Diamant S, Livnah O, Li J, Hochner B, Lu WY, Soreq H. (2007)
Peripheral site acetylcholinesterase blockade induces RACK1-associated neuronal remodeling
Neurodegener Dis.

German Sumbre, Graziano Fiorito, Tamar Flash and Binyamin Hochner (2006)
Octopuses Use a Human-like Strategy to Control Precise Point-to-Point Arm Movements
Current Biology
16: 767-772

Yoram Gutfreund, Henry Matzner, Tamar Flash, and Binyamin Hochner (2006)
Patterns of Motor Activity in the Isolated Nerve Cord of the Octopus Arm
The Biological Bulletin
211: 212-222

Hochner B. Shomrat T. and Fiorito F. (2006)
The octopus: a model for a comparative analysis of the evolution of learning and memory mechanisms
The Biological Bulletin
210: 308-317

Kuba MJ, Zullo L, Byrne RA & Hochner B. (2006)
Visual Habituation in the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris)
Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Geologica
49: 147-150

German Sumbre, Graziano Fiorito, Tamar Flash & Binyamin Hochner (2005)
Motor control of the octopus flexible arm

Yoram Yekutieli*, Roni Sagiv-Zohar*, Ranit Aharonov, Yaakov Engel, Binyamin Hochner and Tamar Flash (2005)
* Co-first authorship
Dynamic Model of the Octopus Arm. I. Biomechanics of the Octopus Reaching Movement
Journal of Neurophysiology
94(2):1443-1458 ; doi:10.1152/jn.00684.2004

Yoram Yekutieli, Roni Sagiv-Zohar, Binyamin Hochner and Tamar Flash (2005)
Dynamic Model of the Octopus Arm. II. Control of Reaching Movements
Journal of Neurophysiology
94(2):1459-1468 ; doi:10.1152/jn.00685.2004

Tamar Flash and Binyamin Hochner (2005)
Motor primitives in vertebrates and invertebrates
Current Opinions in Neurobiology

I.D. Walker, D. Dawson, T. Flash, F. Grasso, R. Hanlon, B. Hochner, W.M. Kier, C. Pagano, C.D. Rahn, and Q. Zhang (2005)
Continuum Robot Arms Inspired by Cephalopods
Proceedings of SPIE

Kuba MJ, Zullo L, & Hochner B. (2005)
Non-associative learning in Octopus vulgaris
Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium Coleoid Cephalopods Through Time

Nijholt I, Farchi N, Kye M, Sklan EH, Shoham S, Verbeure B, Owen D, Hochner B, Spiess J, Soreq H, Blank T. (2004)
Stress-induced alternative splicing of acetylcholinesterase results in enhanced fear memory and long-term potentiation
Molecular Psychiatry

Dong H. Xiang YY. Farchi N. Ju W. Wu Y. Chen L. Wang Y. Hochner B. Yang B. Soreq H. Lu WY. (2004)
Excessive expression of acetylcholinesterase impairs glutamatergic synaptogenesis in hippocampal neurons
Journal of Neuroscience

Hochner B. (2004)
Octopus nervous system
Encyclopedia of Neuroscience
, 3rd Edition. G. Adelman and BH Smith (eds) Elsevier B. V. (2004)

Farchi N. Soreq H. Hochner B. (2003)
Chronic acetylcholinesterase overexpression induces multileveled aberrations in neuromuscular physiology
Journal of Physiology

Hochner B, Brown ER, Langella M, Shomrat T, Fiorito G (2003)
A learning and memory area in the octopus brain manifests a vertebrate-like long-term potentiation
Journal of Neurophysiology

Yoram Yekutieli, German Sumbre, Tamar Flash, Binyamin Hochner (2002)
How to move with no rigid skeleton? The octopus has the answers

Rokni D. and Hochner B. (2002)
Ionic currents underlying fast action potentials in the obliquely striated muscle cells of the octopus arm
Journal of Neurophysiology

German Sumbre, Yoram Gutfreund, Graziano Fiorito, Tamar Flash, Binyamin Hochner (2001)
Control of Octopus Arm Extension by a Peripheral Motor Program

Matzner H, Gutfreund Y, Hochner B (2000)
The neuromuscular system of the flexible arm of the octopus: Physiological characterization
Journal of Neurophysiology

Gutfreund Y, Flash T, Fiorito G, Hochner B (1998)
Patterns of arm muscle activation involved in octopus reaching movements
The Journal of Neuroscience

Gutfreund Y, Flash T, Yarom Y, Segev I, Hochner B (1996)
Organization of octopus arm movements: A model system for studying the control of flexible arms
The Journal of Neuroscience


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