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Smarty Dogs

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Cool article about behaviors that dogs have developed from living in close proximity to humans for thousands of years.

Dr Miklosi said: “Looking at the gaze or engaging in eye contact is a typical human signal, so dogs could be said to be using a behaviour that is analogous to ours.”

They should have compared the ability of dogs, wolves and academic programmers to react to facial queues. I think the dogs still would have won!

Which reminds me of the joke:
“How can you identify an extroverted engineer?”
“He looks at your shoes when he’s talking to you…”

BTW – Found this article over on bitweever.

Written by jthurber

June 9th, 2003 at 12:58 pm

Posted in found-on-web