Carlo Rovelli on What We Can Learn From the Octopus Mind
Carlo Rovelli: Octopuses have complex intellectual abilities that are decidedly unusual for creatures of their realm and are rather comparable in many respects with those of mammals. They have at their disposal an extremely rich and complex neural network. An octopus may have as many neurons as a dog, or a child. These are the characteristics that make them a valuable case study for those concerned with consciousness.