How Insects Experience the WorldNobel Conference 59 | Resources

Although most insects can fit in the palm of our hand, it is worth considering what life is like for these creatures from their perspective. Learn more about the bodies, brains, and “social” interactions of insects. Then perhaps pause to think about what we can learn from these small, yet fascinating creatures.

Which animals should be considered sentient in the eyes of the law? An opinion piece by Nobel Conference presenter Jonathan Birch, in The Guardian. And here's a book review he's done of the latest edition of Animal Liberation by Peter Singer. Is Speciesism as Bad as Racism and Sexism?

Why the insect brain is so incredible  Why are insect brains incredible? This TED-Ed video explains the difference between insects and human brains. 

Connecting with Tiny Insect Brains through Virtual Reality This TED Talk by Nobel Conference speaker Dr. Shannon Olsson explores the life of the fly and the differences between the ways flies interact with their environment and the ways humans do. 

What do you see? This TED talk by Nobel Conference speaker Dr. Shannon Olsson addresses how insects recognize and experience objects in their environment. 

Can insects have culture? Bumblebee behavior suggests the answer is “yes!” Check out this article from National Public Radio.