Saturday, September 10, 2011

In Discover Magazine This Month: Man's Best Friends Know Who Their Best Frieinds Are

Dogs Can Help Themselves by Deciphering Human Interactions

In October's Discover Magazine:

Researchers and pet owners have long known that dogs can learn spoken commands and understand certain human gestures. But can they actually eavesdrop—that is, pick up information simply by watching interactions between people? Animal cognition researcher Sarah Marshall-Pescini and her colleagues at the University of Milan believe that dogs do indeed engage in interspecies snooping....

Read the article.