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
“... octopus can be invisible from just a few feet away. Like humans, they have centralised nervous systems, but in their case there is no clear distinction between brain and body. An octopus’s neurons are dispersed throughout its body, and two-thirds of them are in its arms: each arm can act intelligently on its own, grasping, manipulating and ...”