Warning: those in the front row may get splashed during the show, because we’re talking about fish. The world of behavioral cognition and the old primate boys club is being shaken up by the mean mugging of the cleaner wrasse. Amielle reads between the lines and creates a wild dramatization of academic discord. Wow, even though they’re talking fish, these researchers are getting catty. Meanwhile, Leah gets contentious about consciousness. Also, macaque hate.
- Further evidence for the capacity of mirror self-recognition in cleaner fish and the significance of ecologically relevant marks. (Kohda, M., et al., 2022)
- Fish, mirrors, and a gradualist perspective on self-awareness. (de Waal, F. B., 2019)
- Chimpanzees: Self-Recognition (Gallup Jr, G. G., 1970)
- Self-recognition in animals: Where do we stand 50 years later? Lessons from cleaner wrasse and other species. (Gallup, G. G., Jr., & Anderson, J. R., 2020)
- Self recognition in primates: A comparative approach to the bidirectional properties of consciousness. (Gallup, G. G., 1977)
- If a fish can pass the mark test, what are the implications for consciousness and self-awareness testing in animals? (Kohda, M., et al., 2019)
To the best of our abilities, all research for planned discussion is cited orally in the show. Please send any concerns about un-cited material to Miss Behavior Journal Club Headquarters.