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Canine Cognition: What Is Your Dog Thinking?

Feb 05, 2019
CATEGORY: Science, Society

Canine cognition researchers Brian Hare and Alexandra Horowitz join furry friends on stage at the Aspen Ideas Festival to speak with Ross Andersen, senior editor at The Atlantic, about what dogs are thinking.

When your dog wags its tail or welcomes you home, what are they thinking about? How do they perceive you and the world around them? Two canine cognition scientists, Alexandra Horowitz and Brian Hare, share what dogs know, understand, and believe. This field of research is growing and these scientists are gaining valuable insight in the minds of America’s most popular pet.


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