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(Phys Org2)   Yes, your dog pretty much understands you but lacks the cat-like prowess to ignore what you're blathering on about   (phys.org) divider line
    More: Obvious, Psychology, Dog, language abilities, different words, executive functions, Cognition, Developmental psychology, measure of early language abilities of infants  
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542 clicks; posted to D'awww » on 17 Jan 2022 at 9:42 AM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-17 10:15:06 AM  
TFA summary: humans are superior because they have superior "executive functions" 9the ability to control their behavior and plan) and superior humans are better at this.
We don't have any evidence that dogs that can respond to more words have better executive functions, but would like to think so.


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2022-01-17 11:17:22 AM  
I got the usual walkie-time doggy nose-pokes this morning - then got the 'WTF is with deep snow?' look when we got outside.
Tedders has now decided to nap-away the snow day.
 
2022-01-17 12:18:00 PM  
I know my dog understands me, because every time I talk to him about string theory and accidentally reference a lepton instead of a quark, he rolls his eyes.
 
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