Octopus have perhaps the most complicated brain in the entire animal kingdom. Trace explains why it's so cool and how their brain allows the octopus to be such an awesome creature.
How the Freaky Octopus Can Help us Understand the Human Brain
"The octopus is weird: eerily malleable body, sucker-studded arms, skin that can transform into a convincing facsimile of seaweed-or sand-in a flash. It can solve mazes, open jars, use tools. It even has what seems to be a sophisticated inner life."
Endless Arms Most Beautiful
"Darwin concludes his great book by noting that life on earth began with only a few forms or even with just one form. He marvels that 'from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.'"
How Smart Is the Octopus?
"Aristotle didn't have a high opinion of the octopus. 'The octopus is a stupid creature,' he wrote, 'for it will approach a man's hand if it be lowered in the water.' Twenty-four centuries later, this 'stupid' creature is enjoying a much better reputation. YouTube is loaded with evidence of what some might call octopus intelligence."