Why squid and octopuses have such large brains

Why squid and octopuses have such large brains selective focus photography of octopus

Why squid and octopuses have such large brains

Cephalopods, which include octopus, squid, and their cousins the cuttlefish, exhibit some genuinely endearing habits. In order to blend in with their surroundings, they may quickly analyze information to change their shape, color, and even texture. They can also use tools to solve issues, communicate, and exhibit signs of spatial learning. They’re so intelligent that they may experience boredom.

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