February 11, 2013

Can Dogs Understand What You're Thinking?

Sean Coughlan, BBC News


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Dogs are more capable of understanding situations from a human's point of view than has previously been recognised, according to researchers.

They found dogs were four times more likely to steal food they had been forbidden, when lights were turned off so humans in the room could not see.

This suggested the dogs were able to alter their behaviour when they knew their owners' perspective had changed.

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TAGGED: Thinking, Cognitive Science, Dogs, Dog Psychology

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