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Metamemory as evidence of animal consciousness: the type that does the trick

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The question of whether nonhuman animals are conscious is of fundamental importance. There are already good reasons to think that many are, based on evolutionary continuity and other considerations. However, the hypothesis is notoriously resistant to direct empirical test. Numerous studies have shown behaviour in animals analogous to consciously-produced human behaviour. Fewer probe whether the same mechanisms are in use. One promising line of evidence about consciousness in other animals der...

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10.1007/s10539-009-9171-0

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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Somerville College
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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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James Martin twenty-first Century School More from this funder
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Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
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Biology and Philosophy Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
1
Pages:
95-110
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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1572-8404
ISSN:
0169-3867
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English
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2010-09-16

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