Skip to comments.What Your Dog Is Thinking
Posted on 10/12/2012 2:04:28 PM PDT by lbryce
ver the past half-century, the tools of neuroscience have revealed much about the workings of the human brain. Now researchers are pushing forward in a new frontier: exploring what goes on in the mind of mans best friend. The study of canine cognition has taken off in recent years, energized by new findings about how dogs learn words, numbers and abstract concepts and how they manage us, their ostensible masters.
In a study published in the journal Animal Cognition, researchers used a procedure known as preferential viewing to show that dogs can understand simple calculations. Eleven pet dogs were shown treats that were then placed behind a screen. When one treat, and then another, was placed behind the screen and the screen was removed, dogs gazed briefly at the two treats. When two treats were deposited behind the screen but only one remained when the screen was taken away, the dogs stared at the lone treat for longer, indicating that they were aware the math didnt add up.
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Sorry, but I don’t think this ever gets old:
The Dog’s Diary
8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm - Milk bones! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm - Dinner! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!
The Cat’s Diary
Day 983 of My Captivity
My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.
The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet. Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates my capabilities. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a “good little hunter” I am. Bastards!
There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of “allergies.” I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage.
Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow, but at the top of the stairs.
I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released, and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded. The bird must be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now ...
Smarter than most dims!
can you do that with what a democrat is thinking ? lol
My dog sits in front of me, looks me in the eye and indicates, “You’re in my chair....”
One of my favorites! BTW, have you met Henri, the Existential Cat? He’s a phenomenon, you know:
Every SINGLE time I see that, it makes me laugh! And I have seen it a lot!
My dog is a malinois, she will jump over the back of the chair, nip you on alternating backs of the ears till you get up and out of her chair.
Even though I have read that many times in the past, I again laughed all the way through it. LOL
“My dog is a malinois, she will jump over the back of the chair, nip you on alternating backs of the ears till you get up and out of her chair.”
They do have a way of getting their point across.
My Dog: The Paradox at The Oatmeal
Some language, but funny, weird, true, and poignant all at once.
They are a different animal, the malinois is the only breed I know of that will do bitework while smiling.
Forgot about that one thanks for reposting!
“They are a different animal, the malinois is the only breed I know of that will do bitework while smiling.”
One of our K-9 guys had a Malinois, I gave him a wider berth than I did the German Shepards.
Don't eat me.
My pit bull is thinking about how she can get a constant belly rub.
Had a Belgian. Best dog ever.
He doesn’t walk the dog except for this photo op.
LOL! “Simple calculations”? More like elaborate schemes at my house. They did get it right about managing their masters, though, & learning words. I’d love to see a poll re the lengths dog people go to, to maintain a normal conversation about food or going somewhere without starting a small riot.
LOL!!! Guilty!!! :)
I see a skillet gag ala bugs bunny in her near future.
That is hysterical! I needed a good laugh.
I have three dogs and one of them loves watching the squirrels. He stands up on back of the couch and whines and cries when he sees a squirrel. LOL
In the Japanese film, “Quill”, which is about guide dogs. they trained the dogs using orders in the English language. The trainers said this was because Japanese language was “confusing” to the dogs. Quill is on Netflix.
They certainly know what keys are!
That’s my Lovey! Goat Dog!
My four dogs were out in the back yard. The little one was looking at a tree. I asked him what he was thinking about.
“Oh....the wonder of photosynthesis.....how the seasons of the year affect the tree......how the leaves have been used to represent the life we have......the coming together of the nutrients in the soil and the water and sun and carbon dioxide......how marvelous this tree is.”
Duke was also looking at the tree. I asked him what he was thinking about.
“Oh.....if I can pee real high on that tree without tipping over.”
I stole it.
I can read my dogs minds ...... and they can read mine.
I can read my dogs minds ...... and they can read mine.
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