Books - Invertebrate Intelligence


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Cephalopod Cognition 2014 collaboration
Edited by: Dr Anne-Sophie Darmaillacq , Professor Ludovic Dickel, Dr Jennifer Mather
Contributing TONMO Authors: @robyn

Cephalopod Culture 2014 collaboration
Edited by:José Iglesias, Lidia Fuentes, Roger Villanueva

Invertebrate Learning and Memory, Volume 22 (Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience) 2013
Randolf Menzel (Editor), Paul Benjamin (Editor)

Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate Hardcover 2010
Roland C. Anderson,Jennifer A. Mather James B. Wood (@ceph)

The Brains and Lives of Cephalopods 2003
Marion Nixon, John Z. Young

Cephalopod Behaviour 1996
Roger Hanlon and John Messenger
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I keep that one on my eBay scan but so far nothing approaching a viable layman cost has shown up.

Edit: I found Cephalopod Behavior used for considerably less (there are used available now for about what I paid). It is brains and lives I have not yet come close to finding.
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I recently read 3 great pop sci-style cephalopod books:

Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith

The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

Kraken by Wendy Williams

I enjoyed them all and highly recommend them! I especially loved Other Minds since it had a cognition focus.

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