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The difference between activating a nociceptor and experiencing pain is complex and poorly understood. It is not clear where in the nervous system nociception activation becomes perceived as pain. Reflex action takes place in the spinal cord, but it is unlikely that this activity is perceived as pain. ” The activity of nociceptors is likely perceived as pain when the signal reaches the frontal cortex. It is unlikely that animals that do not possess a well-developed frontal cortex experience pain in the same manner as humans.
The intrinsic value of the dog is personal or sentimental. Many people treat dogs as members of the family, in some cases the only family members that they have. The loss of a beloved dog is not the same as the loss of a valuable inanimate object, such as an heirloom. This is because a dog is a living entity that seems to embody traits such as love, trust, courage, loyalty, and playfulness. Are dogs special? Dogs, apparently descended from wolves, were probably the first animals to be domesticated.
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