What goes on in the mind of an octopus? - io9

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    Why Are Octopuses So Smart?
    Boston.com
    Writing in the excellent nature magazine Orion, Sy Montgmoery explores the world of octopus intelligence by spending quality time with Athena, a five-foot-long giant Pacific octopus at the New England Aquarium. "The moment the lid was off, ...


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    The article references a very nice article from Deep Intellect, Inside the mind of the octopus by Sy Montgomery describing a set of encounters with an Boston Aquarium GPO and winding within the story a lot of thoughts and facts about octopuses. He uses many well known published observations by Jennifer Mather and Roland Anderson and newer insite by PGS (Peter Godfrey-Smith) to tell his story. Sweet read.
     
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    Sy Montgomery has a followup post to Deep Intellect (see above post) in the Orion, entitled Interviews with an Octopus where she narrates more about her encounters with Octavia, Athena's replacement.
     

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