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December 03, 2018 - Gulf News

Why the Octopus is so smart

Why the Octopus is so smart
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For scientists who study animal behaviour, intelligence is not about acing a calculus test or taking a car apart and putting it back together. Intelligence comprises sophisticated cognitive skills that help an animal thrive. 

Intelligent animals don’t rely on fixed responses to survive — they can invent new behaviours on the fly.

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