Social intelligence in dogs viewed from dog-human interaction.

  title={Social intelligence in dogs viewed from dog-human interaction.},
  author={Akiko Takaoka},
  journal={Japanese Journal of Animal Psychology},
  • Akiko Takaoka
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Japanese Journal of Animal Psychology
Recent researches have shown that dogs (Canis familiaris) possess a number of social cognitive abilities and communicate with humans in unique ways. Several researches suggest that dogs do not only use the overt features of humans (e.g., pointing, gaze) to find a hidden food in an object choice task, but also recognize the covert aspects of humans (e.g., knowledge) to predict the actions of them. This paper reviews evidence showing such excellent social cognition in dogs. Several comparisons… 
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