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Still Waters

Octopus arms can make decisions without brain

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Still Waters

With the ability to use tools, solve complex puzzles, and even play tricks on humans just for funsies, octopuses are fiercely smart. But their intelligence is quite weirdly built, since the eight-armed cephalopods have evolved differently from pretty much every other type of organism on Earth.

Rather than a centralised nervous system such as vertebrates have, two-thirds of an octopus's neurons are spread throughout its body, distributed between its arms. And now scientists have determined that those neurons can make decisions without input from the brain.

https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-how-octopus-arms-make-decisions-without-input-from-the-brain

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Imaginarynumber1

Sounds like an appendage I have that often thinks for itself....

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XenoFish
11 minutes ago, Still Waters said:

Rather than a centralised nervous system such as vertebrates have, two-thirds of an octopus's neurons are spread throughout its body, distributed between its arms. And now scientists have determined that those neurons can make decisions without input from the brain.

Now I know how Godzilla works. 

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Iilaa'mpuul'xem

I am glad my arms and hands don't think for themselves, now the sun is out and scantily dressed women are wondering around.. 

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