Lee, Phyllis C. (2019) Are octopuses special? Mind, sociality and life history. Animal Sentience 26(10)
Jennifer Mather, What is in an octopus's mind?
Understanding the Umwelt or being-ness of an octopus is a fascinating problem. Mather’s review provides us with significant insights into the ways of living of non-humans that exploit a perceptual and physical world we can only guess at. Octopus “distributed minds” call into question our primate-based understandings of the importance of sociality and the pace of life in the evolution of complex perceptual and behavioural abilities.
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