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Overriding Their Animal Impulses

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:24 PM

When it comes to animal intelligence, says Evan MacLean, co-director of Duke University's Canine Cognition Center, don't ask which species is smarter. "Smarter at what?" is the right question.

Many different tasks, requiring many different abilities, are given to animals to measure cognition. And narrowing the question takes on particular importance when the comparisons are across species.

http://www.nytimes.c...ience&emc=0&r=0

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:50 PM

Ain't that the truth!  My foxhound may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer but when it comes to finding stuff or tracking down things, he never ceases to amaze me


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Posted 29 April 2014 - 04:35 PM

My Beagle had a vocabulary of about 5 words.  The two you NEVER said unless you were serious were PIZZA and WALK  :w00t:

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