Amia Srinivasan: What’s it like to be an octopus?, 7 September 2017
Show More Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life by Peter Godfrey-Smith.
Collins, 255 pp., £20, March 2017, 978 0 00 822627 5Show More
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery.
Simon & Schuster, 272 pp., £8.99, April 2016, 978 1 4711 4675 6Show More
“... subjective experience. But they may have even more than this. According to some theorists, notably Stanislas Dehaene, a particular kind of mental processing, the sort that involves completing novel tasks extended over time, not only goes hand in hand with human consciousness, but helps explain why humans are conscious. The octopus’s curiosity and ...”