Congratulations Walter!

5 01 2016

Walter passed his PhD defence today! He worked on whether the use of interoceptive states as discriminative stimuli requires awareness. (In humans it does, when choices for the ‘internal state’ option are very strong, suggesting that similar data from rats are true markers of pain and anxiety, and that were lizards, toads and/or fish able to do this task, this would add strongly to the case that they are sentient).

Too tired to write more, but here he is (SMILING!) with his brilliant examiners: left to right, Kristin Andrews, Ian Duncan and Mark Fenske.

After W's defence

After W's defence II