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Gaze-Following Abilities in Wolves
Science Daily ^
| February 24, 2011
Posted on 02/27/2011 10:02:03 PM PST by Immerito
ScienceDaily (Feb. 24, 2011) Following others' gaze direction is an important source of information that helps to detect prey or predators, to notice important social events within one's social group and to predict the next actions of others. As such, it is considered a key step towards an understanding of mental states, such as attention and intention.
Many animals will follow the gaze of others into distant space. Following a gaze around a barrier, which is considered to be a more cognitively advanced task, is much less common.
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posted on 02/27/2011 10:02:09 PM PST
Following a gaze around a barrier, which is considered to be a more cognitively advanced task, is much less common.
I find it difficult to look around a barrier myself, often having to turn on x-ray vision instead.
posted on 02/27/2011 10:33:50 PM PST
(I want gigaton warheads now!!)
And just who is it that says they are just dumb animals???
posted on 02/27/2011 10:43:15 PM PST
by handy old one
(If you play in nature be prepared to be played with by nature!)
Anyone who has a dog knows this already.
posted on 02/28/2011 1:00:48 AM PST
(The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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