Humans think they are pretty smart. My question is … are humans smarter than cuttlefish?
Before you answer, consider this – cuttlefish have millions and millions of special colour changing cells on their skin called chromatophores. The chromatophores are responsible for the cuttlefish’s amazing camouflaging ability. All of the colour changing decisions are made by the cuttlefish’s nervous system. What’s more, the cuttlefish also has the ability to change the texture of its skin to improve its camouflage. If you have never seen a cuttlefish camouflage itself check out this video:
This one of an octopus is also pretty amazing:
[Lots more videos HERE.]
So cuttlefish are capable of making millions of camouflage (both colour and texture) calculations/decisions in a split second.
Human intelligence may also be measured by our ability to use our nervous system, in particular our brain, to make calculations or decisions.
So I’ll ask again – are humans smarter than cuttlefish?