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Animal Consciousnes

Dawkins' Dangerous Idea: We Really Don't Know If Animals Are Conscious

Marc Bekoff | Posted 07.15.2012 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

While the mystery of consciousness, nonhuman and human remains, we have made great advances in reducing the explanatory gap.

Fur Will Fly at First Scientific Conference on Animal Consciousness

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 02.04.2012 | Science
Carolyn Bucior

Birds, dolphins, elephants, mice, pre-historic human beings... Do any creatures other than modern-day people possess what we call consciousness? Brain researchers from around the world are set to explore that question this summer.

Are You an Animal Lover?

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

Can snakes and turtles feel love? I suppose I'd have to be a snake or a turtle to be sure, and therein lies the rub.