Insects and origins of consciousness

According to a Perspective, recent studies suggest that integrated structures in the vertebrate midbrain, which are thought to enable vertebrates to create mental models of movement through the environment, support subjective experience, a basic form of consciousness, and the authors suggest that insect brains might perform similar functions and that consciousness may have evolved in basal arthropods and vertebrates during the Cambrian period. - Read at PNAS.org

Article #15-20084: “What insects can tell us about the origins of consciousness,” by Andrew B. Barron and Colin Klein.