Dinets, Vladimir (2016) No cortex, no cry. Animal Sentience. 3(7)
Brian Key, Why fish do not feel pain
In his target article, Key (2016) argues that since fish don’t have a frontal cortex (part of the brain known to be important for feeling of pain in humans and rodents), they cannot feel pain or other noxious stimuli. I comment on the logic used in this extrapolation and other arguments presented in the paper.