Gennaro Auletta

in Cognitive Biology

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199608485
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729539 | DOI:

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After discussing several forms of consciousness and distinguishing between awareness and consciousness, the very controversial and difficult issue of whether animals, especially non-human primates and cetaceans, possess a form of self-awareness is examined. After this investigation, the function and significance of awareness is discussed. Then, the relations between brain and consciousness are considered as a very enlightening inquiry for understanding the problem of the relation between brain and mind in general terms.

Keywords: self-awareness; subjective self-awareness; objective self-awareness; primates; cetaceans; neural selection; consciousness

Chapter.  5566 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Physics

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