Brain Box presents:



This is a rebroadcast of our interview with Timshel Purdum on cephalopods that originally aired on January 1, 2024.

Is it octopuses or octopi? (Hint: it’s not octopods). Timshel Purdum, the Science Museum of Virginia’s Virginia C. Ellet Deputy Director of Education, is back at WRIR studios to tell us about one of her favorite creatures – the octopus (and the class to which it belongs, the cephalopods). Tune in to learn some mind-blowing facts about these fascinating and intelligent beings under the sea.


Further reading/watching:

Many Things Under a Rock by David Scheel

Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith

My Octopus Teacher

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    Brain Box    May 13th, 2024

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