Stauffer, Jay R., Jr. (2017) Similar anatomy does not imply comparable function. Animal Sentience 13(14)
Michael L. Woodruff, Consciousness in teleosts: There is something it feels like to be a fish
Woodruff concludes that ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii) are sentient and that the pallium contributes to sentience in these fishes. He gives a detailed description of the pallium; however, he assumes that similar structures in fishes and tetrapods support similar behaviors, capabilities, and functions. I reject the premise that similarities in structure imply similarities in function. The fact that a selected species of fish may exhibit behaviors, reactions, and/or anatomy suggestive of sentience does not necessarily generalize to all teleosts.
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