Updated: Jan 7, 2022
The overlap between the way humans and dogs behave
Pioneering dog researchers at Family Dog Project in Budapest, Hungary, summed up the strong dog-human connection by saying that “there is a large overlap” between the way humans and dogs behave “because during their evolution in close contact with human groups, dogs evolved functionally similar social skills.” Studying these similar behaviours “widens our possibility for understanding human cognition.”
In other words, dogs aren’t slobbering idiots. Complex things are actually going on under their furry hoods. And understanding dog behaviours allows us to better understand human behaviours.
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