A Beautifully Animated Explanation of How the Intelligent Brain of an Octopus Works

In a recent Ted-Ed lesson beautifully animated by Johan Sonestedt, educator Cláudio L. Guerra explains how an octopus thinks with such intelligence and is able to act upon its thoughts through a complex neural ganglia system that encompasses its entire body.

Octopuses have the ability to solve puzzles, learn through observation, and even use tools – just like humans. But what makes octopus intelligence so amazing is that it comes from a biological structure completely different from ours.