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Fish Recognize Their Own Image; are Fish Self-Aware?


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Thanks, Saul.

My guess is that animals with sufficiently developed nervous system to be able to navigate complex environments are self-aware, with the capacity to process pain and fear death. As to the mirror tests, IMO sensory attributes may be different across and even within species. For instance, most humans are self-aware even though they cannot perceive their own sonar reflections.

Which, as you know, is why I have decided not to eat animals, including fish.

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