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Jennifer Mather, What is in an octopus's mind?

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Phyllis Lee has studied primates and elephants in the field for many years, with a particular focus on the life history of individuals from birth to death. Website

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