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How the Freaky Octopus Can Help Us Understand the Human Brain

How the Freaky Octopus Can Help us Understand the Human Brain. The octopus is weird: eerily malleable body, sucker-studded arms, skin that can transform into a convincing facsimile of seaweed—or sand—in a flash. It can solve mazes, open jars, use tools. It even has what seems to be a sophisticated inner life. What’s confusing about all this is that the octopus has a brain unlike that of almost any creature we might think of as intelligent.

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from BuzzFeed Community

What Lurks Beneath The Waves

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Octopuses have the ability to solve puzzles, learn through observation, and even use tools – just like humans. But what makes octopus intelligence so amazing is that it comes from a biological structure completely different from ours. Cláudio L. Guerra takes a look inside the amazing octopus brain.

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from io9

The growing evidence for octopus intelligence

The growing evidence for octopus intelligence - oh there's a reason they were made in the Flying Spaghetti Monster's image...

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Deep Intellect- Inside the mind of the octopus by by Sy Montgomery, orionomagazine: Thanks to @Elizabeth Silbermann #Octopus #Sy_Montgomery #orionmagazine

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