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Are animals conscious?
January 21, 2008, 3:14 pm
Filed under: biology

That was a question put to Rudulpho Llinas, a famous neuroscientist, after he gave a talk on what he thought human consciousness was. He replied, “Nervous systems encode information about the environments in which the organism lives and therefore allow them to be in some sense aware of their environment. Consciousness has something to do with that process. Let me show you a video of another organism, and you can decide whether or not you think it is aware of its environment.” Here’s the video (watch the whole thing):


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