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Ideas of Andy Douglas, by Text

[British, fl. 2003, RGS High Wycombe]

2003 talk
p. We could know what a lion thinks by mapping both its brain patterns and its experiences
     Full Idea: In principle, it seems possible to monitor both the brain activity and the external experiences of a lion cub from birth, and by extensive mapping of one against the other to work out fairly accurately what a lion is thinking.
     From: Andy Douglas (talk [2003])
     A reaction: This has limitations (e.g. we could monitor the external events, but not the way the lion experiences them), but it seems to me to offer a real theoretical possibility of breaching the mental privacy of an inarticulate creature.