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Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling

Editors

Editor-in-Chief: Stevan Harnad, PhD, University of Quebec at Montreal
Associate Editors: Andrew Rowan, DPhil, The Humane Society of the United States
  Jonathan Balcombe, PhD, The Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy
Managing/Copy Editor: Ann Casper, Animals and Society Institute
 
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Photograph by George Grall

Readership

An interdisciplinary journal, Animal Sentience (ASent) publishes current empirical findings on what, when and how nonhuman animals feel, along with the practical, methodological, legal, ethical, sociological, theological and philosophical implications of the findings. All articles are followed by Open Peer Commentary from specialists in the fields covered by the article; the author then responds to the commentaries.

Publication Schedule

Articles are published online as soon as they have been peer-reviewed, accepted and edited. Commentaries and Responses are published immediately after editorial review. For citation purposes, the volume number is the year of publication and the issue number reflects the order in which papers appear in the journal. The submission process is automated through the Journal’s website.

Volume 1 (2016)
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Volume 2 (2017)

Kramer, Leo Bernd (2017) What does it feel like to be an electroreceptive fish?. Animal Sentience 8(3)
Commentary on Balcombe on Fishes Know

Stauffer, Jay R., Jr. (2017) The potential for sentience in fishes. Animal Sentience 8(4)
Commentary on Balcombe on Fishes Know

Siebeck, Ulrike E. (2017) Fish are flexible learners who can discriminate human faces. Animal Sentience 8(5)
Commentary on Balcombe on Fishes Know

Levenda, Kelly (2017) Sensitizing humans to fish sentience. Animal Sentience 8(6)
Commentary on Balcombe on Fishes Know

Reber, Arthur S. (2017) To identify all the relevant factors is to explain feeling. Animal Sentience 11(14)
Response to Reber on Origins of Mind

Mallatt, Jon and Feinberg, Todd E. (2017) Consciousness is not inherent in but emergent from life. Animal Sentience 11(15)
Commentary on Reber on Origins of Mind

Vonk, Jennifer (2017) What can research on nonhumans tell us about human dissonance?. Animal Sentience 12(2)
Commentary on Zentall on Cognitive Dissonance

Eisenreich, Benjamin R. and Hayden, Benjamin Y. (2017) Choice-induced preference: A challenge for contrast. Animal Sentience 12(3)
Commentary on Zentall on Cognitive Dissonance

Harmon-Jones, Cindy; Haslam, Nick; and Bastian, Brock (2017) Dissonance reduction in nonhuman animals: Implications for cognitive dissonance theory. Animal Sentience 12(4)
Commentary on Zentall on Cognitive Dissonance

Harmon-Jones, Eddie (2017) Clarifying concepts in cognitive dissonance theory. Animal Sentience 12(5)
Commentary on Zentall on Cognitive Dissonance

Zentall, Thomas (2017) Cognitive dissonance or contrast? It could be both. Animal Sentience 12(6)
Response to Zentall on Cognitive Dissonance

Woodruff, Michael L. (2017) Consciousness in teleosts: There is something it feels like to be a fish. Animal Sentience 13(1)

Mikhalevich, Irina (2017) Consciousness, evidence, and moral standing. Animal Sentience 13(2)
Commentary on Fish Feel

Allen-Hermanson, Sean (2017) Battlefish contention. Animal Sentience 13(3)
Commentary on Fish Feel

Gutfreund, Yoram (2017) Animal sentience? Neuroscience has no answers. Animal Sentience 13(4)
Commentary on Fish Feel

Pereira, Alfredo, Jr. (2017) Sentience in living tissue. Animal Sentience 13(5)
Commentary on Fish Feel

LaFollette, Hugh (2017) Nagel-ing worries about fish sentience. Animal Sentience 13(6)
Commentary on Fish Feel

Husband, Scott A (2017) Of cortex and consciousness: “Phenomenal,” “access,” or otherwise. Animal Sentience 13(7)
Commentary on Fish Feel

Gerlai, Robert (2017) Learning, memory, cognition, and the question of sentience in fish. Animal Sentience 13(8)
Commentary on Fish Feel

Favela, Luis H. (2017) Mental representations are not necessary for fish consciousness. Animal Sentience 13(9)
Commentary on Fish Feel

Creson, Thomas (2017) Animal models, agendas and sentience. Animal Sentience 13(10)
Commentary on Fish Feel

Rey Planellas, Sonia (2017) The emotional brain of fish. Animal Sentience 13(11)
Commentary on Fish Feel

Burgos, José E. (2017) Fish sentience: A hypothesis worth pursuing. Animal Sentience 13(12)
Commentary on Fish Feel

Kujala, Miiamaaria V. (2017) Canine emotions as seen through human social cognition. Animal Sentience 14(1)

Adolphs, Ralph (2017) Dogs consciously experience emotions: The question is, which?. Animal Sentience 14(2)
Commentary on Canine Emotions

Zentall, Thomas R. (2017) The study of emotion in animals. Animal Sentience 14(3)
Commentary on Canine Emotions

Urfer, Silvan R. (2017) Emotion in dogs: Translational and transformative aspects. Animal Sentience 14(4)
Commentary on Canine Emotions

Morris, Paul (2017) Direct perception of animal mind. Animal Sentience 14(5)
Commentary on Canine Emotions

Franklin, Robert G., Jr. (2017) Canine emotions and the bond between humans and dogs. Animal Sentience 14(6)
Commentary on Canine Emotions

Bräuer, Juliane; Silva, Karine; and Schweinberger, Stefan R. (2017) Communicating canine and human emotions. Animal Sentience 14(7)
Commentary on Canine Emotions

Harris, Lasana T. (2017) Do we understand what it means for dogs to experience emotion?. Animal Sentience 14(8)
Commentary on Canine Emotions

Beauchamp, Guy (2017) What can vigilance tell us about fear?. Animal Sentience 15(1)

Adolphs, Ralph (2017) Operationalizing fear through understanding vigilance. Animal Sentience 15(2)
Commentary on Fear & Vigilance

Birch, Jonathan (2017) Animal sentience and the precautionary principle. Animal Sentience 16(1)

Stauffer, Jay R., Jr. (2017) Cautions about precautions. Animal Sentience 16(2)
Commentary on Precautionary Principle

Brown, Culum (2017) A risk assessment and phylogenetic approach. Animal Sentience 16(3)
Commentary on Precautionary Principle

Adamo, Shelley (2017) The “Precautionary Principle” – A work in progress. Animal Sentience 16(4)
Commentary on Precautionary Principle

Marks, Joel (2017) Changing the subject. Animal Sentience 16(5)
Commentary on Precautionary Principle

Reber, Arthur S. (2017) What if all animals are sentient?. Animal Sentience 16(6)
Commentary on Precautionary Principle

Mallatt, Jon (2017) Shoring up the precautionary BAR. Animal Sentience 16(7)
Commentary on Precautionary Principle

Rollin, Bernard (2017) Raising the moral consciousness of science. Animal Sentience 16(8)
Commentary on Precautionary Principle

Klein, Colin (2017) Precaution, proportionality and proper commitments. Animal Sentience 16(9)
Commentary on Precautionary Principle

Mather, Jennifer (2017) Support for the precautionary principle. Animal Sentience 16(10)
Commentary on Precautionary Principle

Woodruff, Michael L. (2017) Scientific uncertainty and the animal sentience precautionary principle. Animal Sentience 16(11)
Commentary on Precautionary Principle

Browning, Heather (2017) Anecdotes can be evidence too. Animal Sentience 16(13)
Commentary on Precautionary Principle

Brown, Rachael L. (2017) Not statistically significant, but still scientific. Animal Sentience 16(14)
Commentary on Precautionary Principle

Jones, Robert C. (2017) The precautionary principle: A cautionary note. Animal Sentience 16(15)
Commentary on Precautionary Principle

Marino, Lori (2017) The inconvenient truth about thinking chickens. Animal Sentience 17(1)

Rollin, Bernard (2017) Raising consciousness about chicken consciousness. Animal Sentience 17(2)
Commentary on Thinking Chickens

Rogers, Lesley J. (2017) Chickens’ brains, like ours, are lateralized. Animal Sentience 17(3)
Commentary on Thinking Chickens

Freire, Rafael and Hazel, Susan J. (2017) Are chicken minds special?. Animal Sentience 17(4)
Commentary on Thinking Chickens

Merskin, Debra (2017) Getting to the other side. Animal Sentience 17(5)
Commentary on Thinking Chickens

Vallortigara, Giorgio (2017) Sentience does not require “higher” cognition. Animal Sentience 17(6)
Commentary on Thinking Chickens

Freeman, Carrie P. (2017) Misperceiving and underestimating the ubiquitous chicken. Animal Sentience 17(7)
Commentary on Thinking Chickens

Editorial: Balcombe, Jonathan (2017) Tribute to Jaak Panksepp.

Editorial: Serpell, James A. (2017) In Memory of Patrick Bateson.