Category Archives: Sentience

Cognitive abilities of pigs

Some videos that address pigs’ cognitive abilities…

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Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in Non-Human Animals

In 2012, a group of neuroscientists signed the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, which asserts that “humans are not unique in possessing the neurological substrates that generate consciousness. Non-human animals, including all mammals and birds, and many other creatures, including octopuses, … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Cows

http://www.newsweek.com/cow-cattle-animal-intelligence-science-personalities-emotion-697979

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Chimps play ultimatum game

video link: here

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Is Data sentient? Can he reason?

Is Star Trek’s Commander Data a sentient being? Can he reason? Explore possible answers to those questions in the episode titled “The Measure of a Man”. View the clip here.

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Animal Sentience Journal

Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling http://animalstudiesrepository.org/animsent/

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Bonobo intelligence

Speaker: Susan Savage-Rumbaugh video link: here Kanzi the bonobo @ Wikipedia: here “… There were Tasmanians who were discovered around the 1600s and they had no fire. They had no stone tools. To our knowledge they had no music. So … Continue reading

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