The Mind of an Octopus
Credit: HENRIK SORENSEN Getty ImagesAdvertisementIn BriefDeep-sea thinkersOctopuses and their kin (cuttlefish and squid) stand apart from other invertebrates, having evolved with much larger nervous systems and greater cognitive complexity.The m
Credit: HENRIK SORENSEN Getty ImagesAdvertisementIn BriefDeep-sea thinkersOctopuses and their kin (cuttlefish and squid) stand apart from other invertebrates, having evolved with much larger nervous systems and greater cognitive complexity.The majority of neurons in an octopus are found in the arms, which can independently taste and touch and also control basic motions without input from the brain.Octopus brains and vertebrate brains have no common anatomy but support a variety of similar ...

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