Jennifer Mather, What is in an octopus's mind?


The first question to ask is whether octopuses are sentient, so that, if so, they can be protected. Three consensual criteria to evaluate animal sentience can be applied to the octopus. Octopuses meet all three of them.

Author Biography

Alix Noël-Guéry is a Ph.D. student in philosophy of cognitive science at the Université du Québec à Montréal with previous degrees in engineering and music from McGill and Boston University. His research is on creativity, consciousness, states of flow, and the human brain.