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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 ›

At Mind Matters News: Did the octopus really know she was dying? Was she trying to say goodbye?

It's an interesting fact that intelligence in animals is not nearly as firmly fixed in a hierarchy of evolution as we used to believe. Octopuses are extreme outliers and we are only just beginning to get to know them. Read More ›