Dogs Pass Test for Awareness of Their Own Bodies: Study
Dogs Pass Test for Awareness of Their Own Bodies: Study
Pets asked by their owners to pick up an object attached to a mat they were sitting on understood they needed to move in order to complete the task, researchers report.
Dogs Pass Test for Awareness of Their Own Bodies: Study
Dogs Pass Test for Awareness of Their Own Bodies: Study

Pets asked by their owners to pick up an object attached to a mat they were sitting on understood they needed to move in order to complete the task, researchers report.

Pets asked by their owners to pick up an object attached to a mat they were sitting on understood they needed to move in order to complete the task, researchers report.

animal cognition
STRANGE Framework Addresses Bias in Animal Behavior Research
STRANGE Framework Addresses Bias in Animal Behavior Research
Amanda Heidt | Jan 27, 2021
The journal Ethology is the first to adopt the guidelines, aimed at clarifying experimental design and the potential biases within.
Infographic: What Do Dogs Perceive?
Infographic: What Do Dogs Perceive?
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2021
Researchers use optical illusions to investigate canine perception.
Zebra Finches Recognize the Calls of Over 40 Fellow Finches
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Their ability to distinguish between individuals is strong evidence for fast mapping, a learning tool generally thought to belong only to humans.
Wild Birds Remember a Novel Task for Nearly Two Years
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The Mirror Test Peers Into the Workings of Animal Minds
The Mirror Test Peers Into the Workings of Animal Minds
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 21, 2019
Nearly 50 years after its development, only a handful of creatures have passed the self-awareness exam. A new attempt with fish highlights a debate over the test’s use and meaning.
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Meet some of the people featured in the October 2017 issue of The Scientist.