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Suckers for learning: why octopuses are so intelligent

Suckers for learning: why octopuses are so intelligent Morten Brekkevold, CC BY-NC-SA Lisa Poncet, Université de Caen Normandie Our last common ancestor with the octopus existed more than 500 million years ago. So why is it that they seem to show such peculiar similarities with humans, while at the same time appearing so alien? Perhaps because despite their tentacles covered with suckers …

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