Cookies on this website
This website uses cookies. We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to improve and monitor the website. A cookie is a small file of letters or numbers that we place on your device, if you agree. For more information please see our cookie statement by following the 'Find out more' link.

Article by Joshua Shepherd, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Oxford, on whether octopuses being smart can be said to demonstrate "consciousness".

Octopuses are super smart but are they conscious

Photo:,  Giant Pacific Octopus (CC BY 2.0)

Read the full article on The Conversation website.

Oxford is a subscribing member of The Conversation. Find out how you can write for The Conversation.