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The intelligent invertebrate

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Science  02 Dec 2016:
Vol. 354, Issue 6316, pp. 1110
DOI: 10.1126/science.aak9976

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Octopi are elusive creatures with notoriously complex behavior. They often acquiesce to carefully controlled experiments, but little is known about their cognitive abilities or the exact nature of their social interactions. With Other Minds, Peter Godfrey-Smith has set himself a double challenge: (i) putting together what is known about octopi behavior and cognition and (ii) showing why this information challenges our philosophical and scientific conceptions of the mind.