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


Mather’s work has been fundamental in informing scientists of the relatively mysterious behavior and cognition of an understudied group of animals – the cephalopods. This work helps to fill a gap in the comparative literature that has historically sought evidence for complex behavior only in species that are closely related to humans or share important ecological features such as social complexity.

Author Biography

Jennifer Vonk, Professor of Psychology, Oakland University, studies cognition in a wide range of species. She investigates cognition from evolutionary and animal welfare perspectives. Website