New evidence of animal consciousness

  title={New evidence of animal consciousness},
  author={Donald Redfield Griffin and Gayle B. Speck},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
This paper reviews evidence that increases the probability that many animals experience at least simple levels of consciousness. First, the search for neural correlates of consciousness has not found any consciousness-producing structure or process that is limited to human brains. Second, appropriate responses to novel challenges for which the animal has not been prepared by genetic programming or previous experience provide suggestive evidence of animal consciousness because such versatility… 
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    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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