Effects of selection for cooperation and attention in dogs

@article{Gcsi2009EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of selection for cooperation and attention in dogs},
  author={M{\'a}rta G{\'a}csi and Paul Damien McGreevy and Edina Kara and {\'A}d{\'a}m Mikl{\'o}si},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Functions : BBF},
  year={2009},
  volume={5},
  pages={31 - 31}
}
BackgroundIt has been suggested that the functional similarities in the socio-cognitive behaviour of dogs and humans emerged as a consequence of comparable environmental selection pressures. Here we use a novel approach to account for the facilitating effect of domestication in dogs and reveal that selection for two factors under genetic influence (visual cooperation and focused attention) may have led independently to increased comprehension of human communicational cues.MethodIn Study 1, we… 
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