A community of minds Article

Schwartz, BL. (2019). A community of minds . 4(26), 10.51291/2377-7478.1468

cited authors

  • Schwartz, BL


  • Mather (2019) provides an excellent overview of the literature on octopus perception, cognition, memory, and behavior. Anyone interested in cephalopod cognition and brain organization will find her target article informative and interesting. In this commentary, I challenge the idea that an individual organism must have an individual mind. Given the structure of the octopus brain and their complex behavior, one must consider the possibility that an octopus is a community of minds rather than a single mind.

publication date

  • January 1, 2019

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