How brainy is an octopus? | Natural History Museum

It’s a well-known fact that octopuses have eight arms. But did you know that each arm contains its own ‘mini brain’? Museum curator Jon Ablett explains how this arrangement benefits these beguiling marine animals. Discover more examples of octopuses’ remarkable abilities:


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