The emotional brain of fish

Sonia Rey Planellas
2017 Animal Sentience  
Woodruff (2017) analyzes structural homologies and functional equivalences between the brains of mammals and fish to understand where sentience and social cognition might reside in teleosts. He compares neuroanatomical, neurophysiological and behavioural correlates. I discuss current advances in the study of fish cognitive abilities and emotions, and advocate an evolutionary approach to the underlying basis of sentience in teleosts. Sonia Rey Planellas is a researcher at the Institute of
more » ... Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling. She is part of a multidisciplinary research group on fish behavior and welfare. She is interested in the individual differences in behavior (personalities), physiology, cognition and welfare of fish. Friday sessions will include "Invertebrates and the evolution of consciousness", "Do fish feel pain?", and "Animal consciousness and ethics". Saturday sessions will include "Animal self-consciousness", "Animal consciousness and theories of consciousness", and a panel discussion. A detailed schedule will be circulated closer to the conference date. Registration is free but required. Register here. See also the conference website.
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