Osmo Rauhala “Mirror Test” at Elga Wimmer PCC

What is consciousness and does it exist outside of the human species? Mirror Tests or Mirror Self-Recognition Tests (MSR), study whether different animals can recognize their reflection on a mirror as themselves. If they recognize themselves, they are aware or have consciousness. Very few animals have this ability: chimpanzees, elephants and dolphins do, while dogs and horses do not. Surprisingly, Rays, the fish with wing-like fins and a remnant sting barb, express this awareness.


In an interview from 2013, Rauhala explained his views – “Life is complex and full of mysteries and we should be humble in front of it. Art is one tool on our way to understand the world around us, as well as science, philosophy and religionBorn on a small organic farm, Rauhala continues a 14 generations long test about natural phenomena.

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November 22, 2016

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December 22, 2016


06:00 PM - 09:00 PM


Elga Wimmer PCC, 526 West 26 Street, 310, NY, NY 10001

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