How the Freaky Octopus Can Help us Understand the Human Brain

In this month's WIRED magazine, my article "Alien Intelligence: How the Freaky Octopus Can Help us Understand the Human Brain," dives into the deeply mysterious octopus brain. This was no easy task, however. The octopus's "smarts" are distributed throughout its body--from its suckers, to its arms, to its central brain--an arrangement researchers refer to as "embodied …