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Affective experience and evidence for animal consciousness

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Affective experience in nonhuman animals is of great interest for both theoretical and practical reasons. This paper highlights research by the psychologists Anthony Dickinson and Bernard Balleine which provides particularly good evidence of conscious affective experience in rats. This evidence is compelling because it implicates a sophisticated system for goal-directed action selection, and demonstrates a contrast between apparently conscious and unconscious evaluative representations with s...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.5840/philtopics20204816

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Sub department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Philosophy Documentation Center
Journal:
Philosophical Topics More from this journal
Volume:
48
Issue:
1
Pages:
109-127
Publication date:
2020-11-02
Acceptance date:
2020-07-02
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ISSN:
0276-2080
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1207570
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pubs:1207570
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2021-11-08

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