Background for art and animals practice
I would like to share with you some background for my recent art activity where aesthetical value will join the scientific research over the matter of transspecies communication where brain will be discussed as a optional cental communication unit that does not exist in plants consciousness. The net of multibiocultural communication creates organism and central nervous system can be built on several different ways dependent on necessary relation of organism and environmental changes. I need to use animals as part of my art activity and scientific research but the law now is against private experiments with using animals as tools also like for the art purpose.
The debate over the use of live animals in behavioral and biomedical research cannot be resolved by logic. It is an emotional issue which ultimately revolves around the question of whether other animals affectively experience the world and themselves in a way similar to humans-as subjectively feeling, sentient creatures. The topic of subjectivity is one that modern neuroscience has avoided.
It is generally agreed that there are no direct, objective ways to measure the subjectivity of other animals, nor indeed of other humans. Only their words and actions give us clues about their inner experiences. But if we consider actions to be valid indicators of internal states in humans, we should also be ready to grant internally experienced feelings to other animals. Indeed, it is possible that the very nature of the brain cannot be fathomed until neuroscience comes to terms with this potential function of the nervous system-the generation of internal representations, some of which are affectively experienced states which estab lish value structures for animals. A balanced evaluation of the evidence, as well as a reasonable evolutionary account of the nature of the mammalian brain, support the conclusion that other animals also have what may be termed “emo tional feelings.” Accordingly, our research enterprises with animals should rec ognize this fact, and aspire to new levels of sensitivity that have not always characterized animal research practices of the past. The practice of animal re-
search has to be a trade-off between our desire to generate new and useful knowledge for the betterment of the human condition, and our wish not to impose stressors ·an other creatures which we would not impose on ourselves.
Those who pursue animal research need to clearly recognize these trade’offs, and address them forthrightly. Indeed, a clearer recognition of these issues may have benefits for certain areas of investigation, such as behavioral brain research, by promoting more realistic conceptions of the nature of brain mechanisms that have long been empirically neglected (e.g., the emotions). It may also promote heightened respect for the many creatures we must study if we are to ever under stand the deepiy biological nature of human values
The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions