Inside the Animal Mind

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What do animals know and feel? Are they creative, can they actually make art? Do they grieve or have agency - the ability to make decisions, intentionally manipulate other creatures (even us) or love? Animals have extraordinary abilities. Their feelings are much like ours, and some of their cognitive skills equal our own.  Inside the Animal Mind unpacks their inner lives and their relationship to us.    

Animal  consciousness  has long been fascinating  -  but  difficult  to penetrate.  Today, that is  changing,  and fast.  Researchers say that each creature has evolved a suitable  intelligence  and emotional life for it €™s own role in the world: Dogs have minds that race  though  time on the fast track, in  line with their quick metabolisms. Cats have a  detailed  language of meows to  communicate  specifically  with humans. The octopus, with eight interacting arms, has a wildly  complex  brain.  

Readers will  learn  about how dogs love us, the special skills of  horse  therapists, and  the  wisdom of communities of bees.  We explore how animals remember, how they love, the nature of their self-awareness and moral codes  -  and how they have fun.  

Author: Pamela Weintraub
Publisher: Centennial Books
Publisher Date: April, 2021
Hardcover: 224 pages


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