Sy Montgomery on Octopus Intelligence

August 9, 2012

Sy Montgomery talks about remarkable octopus intelligence. With most of their neurons in their limbs, octopi have a neural system very different from our own. But Montgomery says they are very intelligent, and personable!

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I'm a cephalopod fan - I find them fascinating, and not least because of their psychology and intelligence. This interview is a wonderful insight into Octopus behaviour and nature, and I especially loved the discussion of octopus play - one of my favourite octopus traits - and how the autonomy of their arms suggests a very different kind of consciousness. Thank you so much for recording this.