In recent years, debates about animal consciousness have moved on from the question of whether any non- human animals are conscious to the questions of which animals are conscious and what form their conscious experiences take. How can we make sense of variation in consciousness across the animal kingdom? Animal consciousness research rests on theContinue reading “Are Some Animals ‘More Conscious’ than Others?”
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Is a Spider’s Web Part of its Brain?
With the help of their webs, spiders are capable of planning, learning, and other complex cognitive tasks, challenging our ideas of intelligence. Earlier this year, biologist David Robson published an essay explaining a new extraordinary king of consciousness. A consciousness found in spiders that allows their minds to extend beyond their bodies. Spiders are basicallyContinue reading “Is a Spider’s Web Part of its Brain?”