Within each of our minds, the activity of billions of neurons gives rise to a conscious experience — and not just any experience, yours, right here, right now. How does this happen? There’s still so much we don’t know … and that’s an amazing thing, says cognitive neuroscientist Anil Seth PhD.

By examining the eight-armed marine creature and the peculiar way it engages with the world, we can get a glimpse into different ways of existing and being, says cognitive neuroscientist Anil Seth.