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Consciousness and Intelligence in the Octopus

Atria Books
Sy Montgomery's newest book - The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

One measure of intelligence is the number of neurons, or nerve cells, an organism has. Humans have about 100 billion. The common octopus has 130 billion. This hour, we explore the minds of octopuses, their behavior towards humans, and their interactions with each other. 



This show originally aired on June 11, 2015 at 11 a.m.

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