Category «Animal Sentience»

Cow Behaviour, Emotion and Intelligence

from: The Someone Project    “Cows have a secret mental life in which they bear grudges, nurture friendships, and become excited over intellectual challenges…” — The Sunday Times (UK) Goats are merry pranksters, chickens and turkeys are inquisitive and always exploring, pigs are the brains of the operation, and cattle are the farm’s deeply social …

Theory of Mind and Play: Ape Exceptionalism is too Narrow

A narrow focus on great apes excludes the possibilities of Theory of Mind in other animals by Marc Bekoff   Many researchers in the behavioral sciences are interested in the taxonomic distribution of which nonhuman animals (animals) have a Theory of Mind (ToM). Basically, ToM “is the ability to attribute mental states — beliefs, intents, desires, pretending, knowledge, etc. — to oneself and …