Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling

Commentary Type

Invited Commentary


Beauchamp’s target article raises important questions about the features that often accompany fear. How reliable an indicator of fear is vigilance? Is it constitutive, cause, or consequence of fear? These questions force us towards a clearer definition of “fear.”

Author Biography

Ralph Adolphs is a social neuroscientist who studies emotions in humans. Bren Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Biology at California Institute of Technology, Allen V. C. Davis and Lenabelle Davis Leadership Chair and Director, Caltech Brain Imaging Center, Adolphs is the co-author of The neuroscience of emotions in humans and animals (Princeton University Press, forthcoming, 2018). http://emotion.caltech.edu