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Not so clever canines

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There have recently been claims in the scientific literature for human like cognitive abilities in dogs. For example the acquisition of object label names through a process known as fast mapping (see http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3794079.stm). However simpler cognitive processes may also explain this process . In this presentation we consider the different explanations and available experimental evidence, in relation to the acquisition of object label names by dogs and the implication for animal cognition research.

This talk is part of the Centre for Animal Welfare & Anthrozoology Seminars series.

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