0318: Abstract Thinking in Dogs with Dr. Ellen Furlong

Dog Words

Aug 31 2022 • 37 mins

Our favorite cognitive behavior researcher Dr. Ellen Furlong returns to discuss dogs and abstract thinking.

Learn more about Dr. Furlong and her work at EllenFurlong.com.

Futurity.org features the latest discoveries by scientists at top research universities in the US, UK, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. In Dogs Can “Think Back” and Form Abstract Concepts the researchers looked at dogs’ memories of their own recently performed actions to determine if they could voluntarily think back to what they had just been doing and reproduce those actions.

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From the Dog Words archives:
0147: Dog Behaviorist Dr. Ellen Furlong
0210: The Self-awareness of Dogs with Dr. Ellen Furlong

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