The hidden world of animal consciousness

The hidden world of animal consciousness
 
 Starts at 7:00 pm
 Free

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

Are humans the only dreamers on Earth? Dreams provide an invaluable window into the cognitive and emotional lives of nonhuman animals, giving us access to a seemingly inaccessible realm of animal experience.

Join David Peña-Guzmán as he explores behavioural and neuroscientific research on animal sleep with philosophical theories of dreaming. From suggestions that many animals run ‘reality simulations’ while asleep to the profound implications for contemporary debates about animal cognition, ethics, and rights.

In this talk, discover a convincing case for animals as conscious beings and examine the thorny scientific, philosophical, and ethical questions it raises.

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This is a livestream event where the speaker and audience come together online.

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The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you register but miss the live stream, the video will be available to you via the same link for up to a week after the event date.

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2022-07-28 19:00 2022-07-28 19:00 Europe/London The hidden world of animal consciousness Explore behavioural and neuroscientific research on animal sleep, with philosophical theories of dreaming. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2022/07/28/the-hidden-world-of-animal-consciousness-300489 ,,,

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