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March 27, 2012 / Wythe

Octopus-thought

From “Empirical support for higher-order theories of conscious awareness” –

If the higher-order view is correct, then what creatures have conscious awareness? Do animals without prefrontal cortex, such as octopuses, have higher-order representations? What about robots programmed with the right kind of higher-order and firstorder mechanisms?

Re this earlier post on cognitive apparati in biophysical environments.

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