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The Cephalopod Brain

Learn about the neuroprocessing abilities of cephalopods such as octopus and cuttlefish in this video excerpt from NOVA scienceNOW: "How Smart Are Animals?" Correspondent Jake Ward meets with marine biologist Roger Hanlon to explore cephalopod intelligence and find out how these animals camouflage against different types of backgrounds. Cephalopods use their brains to quickly transform their shape, color, texture, and pattern to blend into their surroundings. Researchers have also documented evidence indicating that cephalopods have the ability to use tools and plan ahead. 

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