Posts Tagged ‘Animal Cognition’

The app that helps you find your lost DOG:

Lost Dog? We Have An App For That – Finding Rover

The app that helps you find your lost DOG: Facial recognition tool detects Fido’s features to reunite him with his owner August 7, 2014 Scientists at the University of Utah create system to find lost dogs (shown). Their website called Finding Rover matches dogs with an online database. The app that helps you find your […]

Your Dog Is a Copycat

July 23, 2013: Don’t punish him, he’s just imitating you. The next time your dog digs a hole in the backyard after watching you garden, don’t punish him. He’s just imitating you. A new study reveals that our canine pals are capable of copying our behavior as long as 10 minutes after it’s happened. The […]

Dogs, Like Humans, Show a Gradual Development of Contagious Yawning

Contagious yawning is not just a sign of sleepiness or boredom. Previous research has shown contagious yawning in humans, adult chimpanzees, baboons and dogs, and suggests that it can be used as a measure of empathy. Empathy, mimicking the emotional responses of others, is difficult to measure directly, but contagious yawning allows assessment of a […]