Commentary Type

Open Commentary


This commentary has two aims: first to clarify the behavioural grounds for the ascription of consciousness to non-human animals (including insects), and second to show how Klein & Barron’s views can be reconciled with the core claims of global workspace theory.

Author Biography

Murray Shanahan, Professor of Cognitive Robotics, Imperial College London, is interested in the principles that underlie sophisticated cognition, both as it is found in Nature and as it might be realised artificially.