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Nautilus magazine
8 mins | May 13, 2020

What it feels like to be an octopus

Can they feel and think? "What, if anything, is going on in its head—or as may be the case, its arms? The rest of its neurons are contained in lobes wrapping around its esophagus and sitting behind its eyes. This alien-like physiology is the result of almost 600 million years of evolution that separate us." Regan Penaluna from Nautilus, interviews Peter Godfrey-Smith, professor of philosophy at CUNY Graduate Centre, to find out.

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