Woodruff’s target article on teleost consciousness is a well-organized logical argument for considering the fish as a sentient being. This becomes more important for animal ethical discussion as the fish becomes a more important and legitimate animal model for investigating animal states and traits associated with higher levels of behavior such as learning and memory.

Author Biography

Thomas Creson is a staff scientist in the Department of Neuroscience at The Scripps Research Institute Florida studying select animal models for discovery of appropriate interventive therapies for neurodevelopmental disorders. www.scripps.edu/rumbaugh/Cris.html