Lecture10 - BioNB 2210: Lecture 10 Sept. 16, 2011 Lecture...

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BioNB 2210: Lecture 10 Sept. 16, 2011 Lecture 10: Animal Cognition Professor Thomas Seeley Learning Objectives 1. To understand what is meant by animal cognition and animal consciousness, and the difference between perceptual and reflective consciousness. 2. To understand why the study of animal consciousness is difficult and rejected by some, but is essential to understanding fully how animals behave. 3. To understand the complications of studying clever, versatile behavior as a way of probing for consciousness in non-human animals. 4. To understand the experimental evidence of animal consciousness from beavers, ravens, and scrub jays. 1. Introduction a. This lecture explores the mental worlds of animals, that is, what (if anything) animals think about. b. Understanding the mental experiences of animals is significant for scientific, philosophical, and ethical reasons. 2. What is meant by consciousness? a.
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course BIONB 2210 taught by Professor Seeley during the Fall '10 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Lecture10 - BioNB 2210: Lecture 10 Sept. 16, 2011 Lecture...

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