February 7, 2013

The Brilliance of the Dog Mind

Garth Cook, Scientific American


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Just about every dog owner is convinced their dog is a genius. For a long time, scientists did not take their pronouncements particularly seriously, but new research suggests that canines are indeed quite bright, and in some ways unique. Brian Hare, an associate professor in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology and the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University, is one of the leading figures in the quest to understand what dogs know.

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TAGGED: Neuroscience, Empathy, Animal Intelligence, Dogs

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