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G K GRAY gord at homostudy.win-uk.net
Thu May 8 04:12:10 EST 1997


 
In article <863084165.29277 at dejanews.com>, hefeng at cz3.nus.sg (hefeng at cz3.nus.sg) writes:
>Is the aqusition of consciousness a gradual thing in evolution? Are
>animals self conscious?
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>He Feng
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No strong agreement on this one *yet*, however the observable
correspondence of states of consciousness and EEG patterns in
ourselves strongly indicates an affirmative is correct. EEG
patterns indicate same evolutionary sequence in vertebrates. The
crunch comes with invertebrates - How to apply EEG or corresponding
technique to them?  They do communicate but our present knowledge
has not proven this means they are conscious. Plants also
communicate.

Cheers! Gord 




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