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Claim: Cuttlefish can solve problems developed for children

Cuttlefish are a problem for conventional assumptions about animal mind. Like their kin octopuses, they are exothermic invertebrates — not supposed to be smart, as the video points out. But as smart as children? Let us know when they grow up to teach calculus at the local U. Read More ›

At Mind Matters News: Can largely rearranged genomes explain why octopuses are smart?

Takehome: It’s still not clear just how intelligence develops in a life form. The relationship between massive genome rearrangement and very high intelligence in an invertebrate remains unclear but it is a promising research avenue. Read More ›