July 3: Thoughts for the Day

If I could experience life through the brain of a salmon, would I feel fear when a grizzly bear lunges at me, attempting to make me his meal? Or would my attempt to escape its presence be simply an automatic reaction, triggered not by fear but by some primal reflex? Only the salmon knows for sure.  But maybe even the salmon doesn’t know; maybe the salmon’s brain cannot process “knowledge.”

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6 Responses to July 3: Thoughts for the Day

  1. John Swinburn says:

    Robin, that’s remarkable! Thanks for the link.

  2. robin andrea says:

    I just saw this video. Thought I should share it as well. Quite spectacular.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGnhO1TcSfk

  3. Robin, that article is absolutely fascinating! Thanks for the link. It’s one of the best things I’ve read in months!

  4. robin andrea says:

    Interesting you should raise this question. I just finished reading this article in the NY Times about animal behavior at the zoo. Hope the link works.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/06/magazine/zoo-animals-and-their-discontents.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSumSmallMediaHigh&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

  5. Larry, I’m thinking Copper River Salmon. It’s the richest kind!

  6. Larry Zuckerman says:

    I tkink you need to be salmon specific. Coho, Sockeye, Wild Alaskan, Canned?

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