|MadSci Network: Zoology|
I am bothered by the common refarence in popular scientific litereture to an animal as being self aware based on its ability to recognize itself in a mirror. It is hard for me to view a dog, for example, as being unaware of itself as an individual distict from others. Are there other ways to judge self awareness in animals? What is the common scientific definition(s) of self awareness, anyway? Thanks in advance T.
Re: How can self awareness in animals be recognised?
Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Zoology.