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What's Your Dog Thinking? Researchers At Yale Want To Know
HartfordCourant ^ | March 10, 2014 | WILLIAM WEIR

Posted on 03/10/2014 4:35:52 AM PDT by Daffynition

When Porter the dog tries to figure out why his owner has placed a toy bone under a bucket, his response might provide some insight about human development, autism and other learning disabilities.

That's the hope of Laurie Santos, who runs the Canine Cognition Center at Yale, which opened in December. She pointed to the 4-year-old chocolate lab mix, brought in by psychology grad student Kristi Leimgruber. Porter is growing up in the same kind of environment as human children, Santos said, so comparing how he learns with the way people learn can tell us a lot about human development.

(Excerpt) Read more at courant.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Health/Medicine; Pets/Animals; Science
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Our Lab has a savant syndrome with tennis balls and ducks. What does that mean?

Can we have a $10M grant to study that?


1 posted on 03/10/2014 4:35:52 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Joe 6-pack

ping


2 posted on 03/10/2014 4:38:14 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Daffynition

bud light tells it true

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UHKB6nQrzM


3 posted on 03/10/2014 4:48:23 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Daffynition

A dog’s philosphy of life: If you can’t eat it or hump it, piss on it.


4 posted on 03/10/2014 4:51:51 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: Daffynition; All

“What’s Your Dog Thinking? Researchers At Yale Want To Know”

Aaahhhh, yeah! While he is licking his own balls or eating a pile of horse crap...not a lot of real genius there. What in the hell do they need to know this BS for?!?

Researchers at Yale must be the GD dumbest smart people on earth. Guess this is what you get when you have more money than sense!

Why don’t they research why being liberal makes liberal men so feminine?


5 posted on 03/10/2014 4:55:00 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Perdogg

Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon,........and......BACON!


6 posted on 03/10/2014 4:56:41 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Daffynition

Yale eh?? perhaps they will let the dogs into Skull and Bones...perhaps a big old Shepherd will carry Geronimo’s skull around the hall....


7 posted on 03/10/2014 5:00:34 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Gaffer
Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon,........and......BACON!

click on link #3

8 posted on 03/10/2014 5:01:56 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Daffynition

Dogs are thinking one thing and one thing only — food.

Case-in-point, I give my dog tons of affection, constantly scratching its ears and snuggling with it. My wife doesn’t do any of that, but she does feed it. I don’t feed it.

Guess which one of us she follows and wants to be near all day long?


9 posted on 03/10/2014 5:05:54 AM PDT by Magnatron
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To: Vaquero

Or perhaps they won’t... :)


10 posted on 03/10/2014 5:06:12 AM PDT by Geronimo
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To: Gaffer
A farm cat came to live in our garage and our Golden Retriever, Prior Lake Jake accepted the new border into the family. The cat, named Melvin, was on loan from a nearby barn, brought in to get control of the growing family of meadow voles that had moved into engine compartment of my company Chevy. Melvin was murder on the voles but hung around anyway, having befriended Jake, who liked to clean the cat with big slurpy licks with his tongue. One day, Melvin decided he'd had enough cleaning and would move on. Sadly, Jake and I discovered the cat a few days later, squashed flat by a hit and run driver a few blocks from the house. I thought I saw a tear in Jake's eye as he sniffed Melvin's dead body, his first introduction to the school of hard knocks.
11 posted on 03/10/2014 5:16:40 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Daffynition

Sleep......pet me.....hate cat.....eat......pee.....eat.......sleep.....whereyougoing?..........you’reback!........feed me.......water bowl........bacon treat.......chew things.......eat......


12 posted on 03/10/2014 5:31:34 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: areukiddingme1

They could have just asked Bill Clinton.

(I could end it there, but I’ll go on to explain “dog philosophy”)

“If you can’t eat it or have sex with it, p1$$ on it.”


13 posted on 03/10/2014 5:33:58 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Daffynition

Let me in, let me out, let me in, let me out, let me in......


14 posted on 03/10/2014 5:39:14 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree; Daffynition

Sleep, poop, bacon.

Wag tail often. Give love, get love and bacon.


15 posted on 03/10/2014 6:32:34 AM PDT by Gefn (No whammies)
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To: Daffynition

Madam has my husband well trained. When ever she wants a biscuit, she barks at the door like she has to go out. When the door is opened, she looks out for a second or two, then turns around and walks over to where her treats are stored and waits.

And daddy always gives her a treat. Mommy at least expects her to walk out on to the porch before returning for the biscuit.


16 posted on 03/10/2014 6:33:07 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Daffynition

“The Canine Cognition Center at Yale”

They want to know what dogs are thinking? And they started a Center at an Ivy League School to look into this? Dogs lick their butts and eat cat turds and try to have sex with a towel. So do Democrats. Study them. At least most Democrats can talk.


17 posted on 03/10/2014 6:50:23 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Geronimo

The rumors of your demise are unfounded. ; )


18 posted on 03/10/2014 7:13:11 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Perdogg

“I’m hungry... I’ m sleepy.. I’m hungry.... Squirrel!”


19 posted on 03/10/2014 7:16:23 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: Daffynition

A waste of money for this study. Let dogs do what they do, and don’t waste money trying to figure it out.


20 posted on 03/10/2014 7:48:02 AM PDT by lurk
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To: KosmicKitty; All

My little Havanese is very quick to study his environment, and draw conclusions.

I live in a senior residence, with a door controlled by a ring to my cell phone, which requires me to push 9 to release the lock.

Smart little guy figured out that when my cell rings, and I do not talk on it, but push the 9 - someone is coming to visit, which means the possibility of treats. He gets very excited, and runs to the door to wait. My talking on the phone disappoints him, as it isn’t paired with a visitor (treats).

Also, when I was potty training him - (a treat for doing a “good job”), he decided that the triumphant hind leg scratch-dance just might be related to the appearance of treats.

Now, when he really wants a treat, guess what he does? A wonderful hind leg scratch-dance, with a happy expectant look on his little face!

I love dogs - particularly those who try to understand our behaviors.


21 posted on 03/10/2014 8:41:54 AM PDT by jacquej ("It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.")
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To: Vaquero
HAHAHA!


22 posted on 03/10/2014 10:25:46 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: N. Theknow
...or fetch it....


23 posted on 03/10/2014 10:27:01 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Magnatron
Not want! I didn't give up *noms* for Lent.


24 posted on 03/10/2014 10:30:12 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: lurk; paulycy
Yale.


25 posted on 03/10/2014 10:35:07 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: jacquej; JoeProBono

26 posted on 03/10/2014 10:37:02 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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27 posted on 03/10/2014 10:42:20 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Daffynition


28 posted on 03/10/2014 10:46:54 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

29 posted on 03/10/2014 10:49:48 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: MrB

“If you can’t eat it or have sex with it, p1$$ on it.”...In VN, at 18 y.o., my outfit had a motto “If you can’t eat it, F—k it or ride in it, BLOW IT UP!!. “


30 posted on 03/10/2014 10:51:22 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: pnz1
“I’m hungry... I’ m sleepy.. I’m hungry.... Squirrel!”

Yes, I can relate to this - I have a friend named Rufus, this is his philosophy of life...
31 posted on 03/10/2014 10:53:37 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: KosmicKitty

Ha! I have the same routine at my house!


32 posted on 03/10/2014 10:56:06 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Daffynition

It generally involves food. Or going outside.

Our Gypsy thought as much about the process (steal/ chase/ extort) as the result. You could see the wheels turning as she plotted it out. We will miss her every day- that especially, foe the rest of our lives.


33 posted on 03/10/2014 12:06:23 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Daffynition

I can tell what my dog Hairy is thinking every time he looks at me. “I love you”!!!!!!!!


34 posted on 03/10/2014 12:19:56 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Daffynition

35 posted on 03/10/2014 12:29:32 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Daffynition

“Dude! Where are my testicles?”


36 posted on 03/10/2014 12:34:54 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: SandRat

I LOVE IT!


37 posted on 03/10/2014 2:12:39 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: KGeorge
Over the years....there is always *one* that stands out above the others. Our Mellow Yellow...we'll never forget.


38 posted on 03/10/2014 2:21:22 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: RichInOC
Which way did they go?


39 posted on 03/10/2014 2:23:25 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

Ohhh. I can see why. Some day, we’ll be with them again- forever.


40 posted on 03/10/2014 6:39:41 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: SkyPilot

That’s it in entirety, lol. You should be at Yale! There’s money to be made from these studies.


41 posted on 03/10/2014 6:56:24 PM PDT by berdie
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42 posted on 03/11/2014 2:31:58 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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