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Crawling movement of an octopus

As mentioned in the TED talk, the nervous system of an octopus is spread throughout the body, and about 70% of nerve cells are in the eight arms. Each arm can move independently by the information processing of the peripheral nervous system. Furthermore, by exchanging information among the peripheral nervous system and the central nervous system, the octopus can coordinate the arm movements and realize swimming and crawling.

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Professor of Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation

Yamaguchi University


Jun Nishii is a professor at Yamaguchi Univ., JAPAN. His research interests include brain modeling, biomechanics, and skill science.


  • Neural Networks
  • Biomechanics
  • Brain modelling
  • Skill Science


  • Professor, 2010

    Yamaguchi University

  • Associate Professor, 1999

    Yamaguchi University

  • Special Postdoctoral Fellow, 1996


  • Research Associate, 1992

    University of Tokyo


  • PhD in Engineering, 1996

    University of Tokyo

  • Master in Engineering, 1992

    University of Tokyo


  • nishii [at]
  • 1677-1, Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi 753-8512
  • Yoshida Research and Education Building 303