Current Trends in Canine Problem-Solving and Cognition

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Abstract

Dogs have occupied a central place in modern comparative cognition, partly because of their specific past and present relationship with humans. Over the years, we have gained insights about the functioning of the dog’s mind, which has helped us to understand how dogs’ problem-solving abilities differ from those present in related species such as the wolf. Novel methodologies are also emerging that allow for the study of neural and genetic mechanisms that control mental functions. By providing an overview from an ethological perspective, we call for greater integration of the field and a better understanding of natural dog behavior as a way to generate scientific hypotheses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-306
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Directions in Psychological Science
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2016

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Keywords

  • canines
  • heterochrony
  • personality
  • problem-solving

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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Current Trends in Canine Problem-Solving and Cognition. / Miklósi, A.; Kubinyi, E.

In: Current Directions in Psychological Science, Vol. 25, No. 5, 01.10.2016, p. 300-306.

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