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The growing evidence for octopus intelligence

Humans want to believe that they're the smartest creatures on the planet. But the more we understand octopuses, the more it seems that we may not be alone in our ability to solve problems, make complex connections between ideas, and survive by wits alone. A growing body of evidence — a lot of it still anecdotal — suggests that octopuses show elements of human-like intelligence. But their intelligence has evolved for very different reasons than ours did, which makes them particularly difficult to understand.

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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Fishermen Can’t Believe What This Octopus Can Do [VIDEO] | Sportsoutdoor http://www.sportsoutdoor.org/fishing/fishermen-cant-believe-what-this-octopus-can-do-video/

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The growing evidence for octopus intelligence

Humans want to believe that they're the smartest creatures on the planet. But the more we understand octopuses, the more it seems that we may not be alone in our ability to solve problems, make complex connections between ideas, and survive by wits alone. A growing body of evidence — a lot of it still anecdotal — suggests that octopuses show elements of human-like intelligence. But their intelligence has evolved for very different reasons than ours did, which makes them particularly…

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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