Brian Hare

Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University; Co-Founder, Dognition

Brian Hare is a scientist, author, associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University, and core member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. He founded the Hominoid Psychology Research Group while at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and created the Duke Canine Cognition Center. Hare has co-authored three books, including the best-seller The Genius of Dogs, written with his wife Vanessa Woods. He has published over 100 scientific papers including in Science and Nature and hosted the series “Is Your Dog a Genius” for National Geographic Wild. Hare and Woods also founded the citizen science company Their new book, Survival of the Friendliest, will be published in 2019.

Videos/Audio of Brian Hare

What can you learn about yourself by understanding the animal mind? A lot, it turns out. In this deep dive, three... See more
What do your dogs think about? How do they perceive you and the world around them? And what exactly do they do all day... See more