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Colin Devroe

Reverse Engineer. Blogger.

Inside the mind of the octopus

December 1, 2011

An incredibly interesting read about the mind of the octopus.

“The moment the lid was off, we reached for each other. She had already oozed from the far corner of her lair, where she had been hiding, to the top of the tank to investigate her visitor. Her eight arms boiled up, twisting, slippery, to meet mine. I plunged both my arms elbow deep into the fifty-seven-degree water. Athena’s melon-sized head bobbed to the surface. Her left eye (octopuses have one dominant eye like humans have a dominant hand) swiveled in its socket to meet mine. “She’s looking at you,” Dowd said.”

/via the 8-legged Justin Blanton.