Dogs are stupid - what science knows about dog intelligence

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Osthaus, B. 2016. Dogs are stupid - what science knows about dog intelligence.
AuthorsOsthaus, B.
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Dogs are employed in a variety of roles to support humans and also as social companions. The internet is full of clips of seemingly intelligent performances of dogs, but also of behaviours that seem to be lacking common (human) sense. Over the last two decades there has been a renewed interest in psychology in the scientific study of the cognitive abilities of dogs and also on dog-human interaction and communication, with some surprising findings. This lecture will present studies on the visual identification of humans by dogs, and their attempts to solve detour problems. The speaker will attempt to demonstrate some of her findings with a real dog during this talk.

Year2016
ConferenceScience Department Research Talk, Middlesex University
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Accepted05 May 2016
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