Efforts to relate insect to human consciousness are doomed because the distinguishing features of human consciousness are abstract thinking and moral choice.
New finds in genetics and neuroscience both shed light and deepen the puzzle of the almost “alien” species.
Could such a different neurology really evolve purely by natural selection acting on random mutations?
One researcher argues that, based on bird studies, the huge predators may have had many more brain cells than we have supposed.
While octopus brains are very different from vertebrate brains, they share with vertebrates, a huge number of microRNAs.