Neurological Question

Awareness of the entire body is indeed amazing...must admit, I have more experience with snakes doing this than I do octos, but it is has been humbling to watch them move intelligently over different obstacles, always with that placid look, even though they can not see all of their body.
It almost implies a sort of "real-time" functionality that staggers the if the ceph had a overall view of the surroundings, rather than just the limited range of two eyes.