How Did Consciousness Evolve? An Illustrated Guide

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According to philosopher Danni Dennet, the third level of consciousness includes animals that can imagine different scenarios and choose among those scenarios. Take the Western scrub jay, which stores food in many different places. It remembers to eat the tasty worms it hid first, because it knows they expire before the long-lasting peanuts it also hid. It also knows to change hiding spots if other jays see it storing its supplies, as it doesn’t want them stealing them. Read full article here.

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