Fish consciousness [commentary on Woodruff on Fish Feel]

Gamez, David ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3075-655X (2018) Fish consciousness [commentary on Woodruff on Fish Feel]. Animal Sentience (13). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2377-7478

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Abstract

Woodruff makes two arguments to support his claim that ray-finned fish are conscious: (1) Fish neuroanatomy has similarities with the structures in the human brain that support consciousness. (2) The complexity and flexibility of fish behaviour suggest that they are conscious. This commentary will argue that neither the neuroanatomical nor the behavioural argument can provide conclusive evidence for consciousness in fish. We should suspend judgement until we have discovered mathematical theories of consciousness that can reliably map between states of consciousness and states of the physical world.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Gamez, David (2018) Fish consciousness. Animal Sentience 13(17)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence group
Item ID: 24995
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Depositing User: David Gamez
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2018 14:22
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 10:15
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/24995

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