I study octopus cognition with a focus on sensory-motor control within the octopus’ arms. As a soft-bodied invertebrate with a highly distributed and complex nervous system, the octopus serves as a model for control and intelligence that stands in sharp contrast to our vertebrate kin. The octopus therefore provides a unique lens through which we can study the mind.
- March 13, 2020 David Gire talks about the many brains of the octopus, in this story from The Daily. Dominic Sivitli is also quoted.
- December 19, 2019 Dominic Sivitilli is featured in this Seattle Met Article "The Octopus from Outer Space"
- November 1, 2019 The work of Dominic Sivitilli and David Gire on octopus intelligence is featured in a recent UW Daily article.
- August 1, 2019 Work by Dominic Sivitilli in the David Gire Lab is the focus of an article on the NOVA website: