A comparative approach to dogs’ (Canis familiaris) and human infants’ comprehension of various forms of pointing gestures

  title={A comparative approach to dogs’ (Canis familiaris) and human infants’ comprehension of various forms of pointing gestures},
  author={G. Lakatos and K. Soproni and A. D{\'o}ka and {\'A}. Mikl{\'o}si},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  • G. Lakatos, K. Soproni, +1 author Á. Miklósi
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Animal Cognition
  • We investigated whether dogs and 2-, and 3-year-old human infants living, in some respects, in very similar social environments are able to comprehend various forms of the human pointing gesture. In the first study, we looked at their ability to comprehend different arm pointing gestures (long cross-pointing, forward cross-pointing and elbow cross-pointing) to locate a hidden object. Three-year-olds successfully used all gestures as directional cues, while younger children and dogs could not… CONTINUE READING
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