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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Dog classify photos in the same way humans do!

Seems I can love certain photos just as much as Mum, according to a researchers from the University of Vienna who performed a new study recently.

According to Science Daily:
Like us, our canine friends are able to form abstract concepts. Friederike Range and colleagues from the University of Vienna in Austria have shown for the first time that dogs can classify complex color photographs and place them into categories in the same way that humans do. And the dogs successfully demonstrate their learning through the use of computer automated touch-screens, eliminating potential human influence.
Read more about this study!

I have to say that after reading the article that we could have told them this was true, at least for Gracie. She has always picked out the pups on the TV and computer screen, and ignoring pretty much everything else!

(Credit: iStockphoto/Rami Ben Ami)

1 comment:

  1. Is it just me or are Border Collies breedist? My BCs always pay more attention to other BCs at the park, at competitions, anywhere.

    They even play with their BC stuffed animals more.

    I wouldn't be surprised if I gave them a choice of wall decor, they'd pick the BC photos too.


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