‘The way you move’: Body structure brings coordinated movement

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Scientists at Hokkaido University and Hiroshima University have found that green brittle stars with five arms show a different “pumping” movement pattern than those with six arms. Using a mathematical model, they have shown that such movements can be coordinated by the flow of internal body fluid alone, rather than neuronal activity. The study was published in Scientific Reports.

Animals constantly make rhythmic movements such as breathing, feeding and walking. Physiological studies and robotics have shown that neuronal activity and physical structure, respectively, are involved in coordinating those movements. However, how physic…
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