Nafcha, Orit and Gabay, Shai (2019) Corticocentric bias in cognitive neuroscience. Animal Sentience 23(45)
Colin A. Chapman and Michael A. Huffman, Why do we want to think humans are different?
Chapman & Huffman (2018) note that our tendency to categorize leads to a sense of human superiority that helps justify violence against nonhuman animals. Yet animals are turning out to have capacities previously thought to be uniquely human. We add a further factor that may contribute to the false sense of human superiority: the "corticocentric" bias of neuroscience. An evolutionary approach may help identify species similarities and differences, providing a better understanding of the uniqueness of each species.
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