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The Octopus

Why Are They So Unique?

By Tesfay HailePublished 6 months ago 3 min read
 The Octopus
Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash

The squid and the cuttlefish are two further examples of the group of animals known as cephalopods. The octopus is a member of this group of animals as well. Out of all the numerous classes of invertebrates, cephalopods are the ones that are the most clever and mobile.

Their arms contain the great majority of their brain's 500 million neurons, therefore their arms are able to think independently, feel, smell, and taste, and even have some degree of self-awareness. Since the dawn of time, octopuses have had the ability to successfully disguise themselves in order to protect themselves from marine predators.

They are able to avoid being eaten by marine predators as a result of this behavior. Octopuses can change the color of their body at a rate comparable to that of a human blinking. This allows them to blend in with their surroundings. In addition to its eight tentacles, octopuses have a brain of their own, making them a unique kind of animal.

And of those 500 million neurons, only a little more than one-third can be discovered in their brains. Because of this, the octopus is able to, in a sense, think with its tentacles and behave in a way that is significantly different from that of vertebrates. Octopuses are able to think with their tentacles.

Octopuses are able to think with their tentacles because they have a complicated neural system. Octopuses can think with their tentacles. Intelligence can be characterized by a number of traits, including the capacity for abstract cognition, comprehension, the ability to solve problems, learning, the generation of memories, and the execution of plans.

The majority of the time, this is determined by having the person in question take a series of intelligence tests, each of which can be assigned a score in numerical form. Because we do not possess the tools required to administer a conventional IQ test on octopuses, the only method available to us for determining the level of intelligence possessed by these creatures is to observe the behaviors that they engage in play is an activity that is done on purpose.

However, it is mistakenly believed that it is done for the sake of pleasure even if it is not required for one's continuous existence. This misunderstanding originates from the fact that, contrary to popular belief, the primary purpose of playing is not to entertain oneself.

When the vast majority of the animals that we consider to be intelligent began living in groups, such as humans, monkeys, dogs, and dolphins, there was a demand for more complex behaviors, and as a result, a larger, more complicated brain was required.

These animals include humans, monkeys, dogs, and dolphins. People, monkeys, dogs, and dolphins are all included in this category of animals. On the other hand, this idea is not able to explain how intelligence developed in cephalopods over the course of their evolutionary history.

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Tesfay Haile

Hello everyone, my name is Tesfay Haile. I like to write about many subjects that come to my mind such as Relationship, health, self help, IT, Fitness and Finance,Travel,Religion etc..

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