Summary

This page hosts a full screen version of our table assessing which potentially sentience relevant features different invertebrate taxa possess. A description of the background and nomenclature for this table is here on our blog. Descriptions of what the features mean are split into three posts: part 1, part 2, part 3. There are also summary of results by feature, by taxa, and a report on our findings on unconscious processes in humans.

Our series of work on invertebrates sentience is below, in order:

  1. Detecting Morally Significant Pain in Nonhumans: Some Philosophical Difficulties (EA Forum)
  2. Invertebrate Sentience: A Useful Empirical Resource (EA Forum)
  3. Features Relevant to Invertebrate Sentience, Part 1 (EA Forum)
  4. Features Relevant to Invertebrate Sentience, Part 2 (EA Forum)
  5. Features Relevant to Invertebrate Sentience, Part 3 (EA Forum)
  6. Invertebrate Sentience Table (EA Forum)
  7. Invertebrate Sentience: Summary of findings, Part 1 (EA Forum)
  8. Invertebrate Sentience: Summary of findings, Part 2 (EA Forum)
  9. What Do Unconscious Processes in Humans Tell Us About Sentience? (EA Forum)