Dogs are stupid - what science knows about dog intelligence

Osthaus, B. (2016) Dogs are stupid - what science knows about dog intelligence. In: Science Department Research Talk, Middlesex University, 05 May 2016, Middlesex University, Hendon.

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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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0660 Comparative psychology. Animal and human psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology
Depositing User: Dr Britta Osthaus
Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 09:45
Last Modified: 10 May 2016 09:45

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