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Not So DifferentFinding Human Nature in Animals$
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Nathan H. Lents

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231178327

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231178327.001.0001

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Epilogue

Metacognition, Self-awareness, and the Mind

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Not So Different
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Nathan H. Lents

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231178327.003.0012

Given the emotional and social complexity of animals, it appears that they engage in much more higher cognitive functioning than previously thought. Animals may be metacognitive, self-aware, and have minds and thoughts.

Keywords:   metacognition, self-awareness, animal minds, consciousness, cognition, ethology

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