The Neuroethological Paradox of Animal Consciousness

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The more advanced our understanding of the brain of an animal is, the less likely that this animal is a conscious being. This provocative logical paradox is explained and analyzed, leading to the conclusion that to advance understanding of animal consciousness it is necessary to resolve first how our consciousness is produced by our brain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-199
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Neurosciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2017

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  • General Neuroscience


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