Thursday, June 16, 2011

Geekzilla returns

My dog can read minds!

Um, yeah, sure, whatever....

No, really!

Right. Look, just stay calm. Everything will be okay. Okay? Just stay calm.

Well, okay, my dog can't actually read minds, but it can sense emotions. According to a study of domestic dogs and wolves led by Monique Udell of the University of Florida and published in the journal Learning & Behavior, canines
may be born with the inherent ability to perceive and react to human emotion.
Wolves and dogs were given the option to beg for food from either someone who was paying attention to them or someone who ignored them, with the first more likely to give them food. While the dogs, with long experience of contact with humans, were better at telling the difference, even the wolves showed some ability to judge human attentiveness.

So all of you out there who have been insisting that your dog can sense your mood? You may well be right.

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