Animal Consciousness - Research Paper - Wendy.
Consciousness in Human and non-Human Animals On this day of July 7, 2012, a prominent international group of cognitive neuroscientists, neuropharmacologists, neurophysiologists, neuroanatomists and computational neuroscientists gathered at The University of Cambridge to reassess the neurobiological substrates of conscious experience and related behaviors in human and non-human animals.
Conservative theories of animal consciousness maintain that we should not attribute consciousness widely. This paper makes a case for a conservative theory of animal consciousness. The case depends on two defensive moves and one offensive move.
Which brings us to the elephant in the room: Science can’t infer much about animal consciousness — if it’s there — since it hasn’t yet gotten to the core of the human correlate, what brain scientists and philosophers call the Hard Problem of Consciousness (the capitals denote the gravitas), coined by the philosopher David Chalmers in the 1990s.
Perhaps learning too much about our animal cousins would have a similarly poisonous effect on our relations with them. But if so, then let us make a frank declaration to that effect and drop the topic, instead of pursuing any further the pathetic course upon which many are now embarked. For current thinking about animal consciousness is a mess.
Animal consciousness, intelligence and emotions are studied. King, Rumbaugh and Savage-Rumbaugh. 2.The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness was written by Philip Low and edited by Jaak Panksepp, Diana Reiss, David Edelman, Bruno Van Swinderen, Philip Low and Christof Koch.
Scientists Conclude Nonhuman Animals Are Conscious Beings Didn't we already know this? Yes, we did. Posted Aug 10, 2012.
Another complementary therapy for an animal’s health and well being which is gaining recognition is aromatherapy. Sometimes it is also known as essential oil therapy. Generally speaking essential oils are described as highly concentrated volatile substances obtained from the roots, bark, leaves, flowers, needles, resins, fruit or seeds of aromatic plants.