Octopuses can solve puzzles

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A note for Lesson no. 2, "Your Brain Is a Network," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 44 is:

Octopuses can solve puzzles and even dismantle their tanks in aquariums.

Several recently published, really fun books describe the antics of octopuses.[1][2]


  1. Godfrey-Smith, Peter. 2016. Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea and the Deep Origins of Consciousness. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  2. Montgomery, Sy. 2015. The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness. New York: Atria Books.