TALK: “What Makes Dogs Special?” with Clive Wynne (Arizona State University)

For years now scientists have been trying to prove that dogs are smart. Dogs go where people point. They sniff out explosives. One or two dogs can even understand hundreds of spoken words. But the truth is - The secret to dogs’ success isn’t their intelligence, it’s their ability to make friends. Dogs have an unprecedented - in fact quite abnormal - enthusiasm for forming emotional bonds. It is their ability to get people to care about them, and not their really quite pedestrian intelligence, that has made them the most widespread mammal on the surface of this planet.

This talk is part of Man's Best Friend: The Sciences of Dog Cognition" Lecture Series. Another lecture occurs on Nov. 1: “What Can Dogs Teach Us about Human Learning?” with Angie Johnston (Yale University)

Wednesday October 17, 2018 04:30 PM
Wednesday October 17, 2018 05:30 PM
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Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Themester
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