Test sensitivity is important for detecting variability in pointing comprehension in canines

@article{Pongrcz2013TestSI,
  title={Test sensitivity is important for detecting variability in pointing comprehension in canines},
  author={P{\'e}ter Pongr{\'a}cz and M{\'a}rta G{\'a}csi and D. Thesis G{\'a}bor Heged{\"u}s and Andr{\'a}s P{\'e}ter and Ad{\'a}m Mikl{\'o}si},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2013},
  volume={16},
  pages={721-735}
}
Several articles have been recently published on dogs’ (Canis familiaris) performance in two-way object choice experiments in which subjects had to find hidden food by utilizing human pointing. The interpretation of results has led to a vivid theoretical debate about the cognitive background of human gestural signal understanding in dogs, despite the fact that many important details of the testing method have not yet been standardized. We report three experiments that aim to reveal how some… CONTINUE READING
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