Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture

Public Conversation | Greg Berns and Mark Risjord | Can We Know What it's Like to Be a Dog?

Episode Summary

Public Conversation | Greg Berns and Mark Risjord, Can We Know What it's Like to Be a Dog?

Episode Notes

Neuroscience has advanced considerably in the 40 years after Nagel’s classic essay, posing the question of “what it’s like to be a bat.” Drawing on recent results in which dogs are trained for awake fMRI studies, Profs. Berns and Risjord will discuss and debate whether we are at the point where neuroscience can provide meaningful insights into the subjective experiences of other animals.