Visual perspective taking by dogs (Canis familiaris) in a Guesser–Knower task: evidence for a canine theory of mind?

@article{Maginnity2014VisualPT,
  title={Visual perspective taking by dogs (Canis familiaris) in a Guesser–Knower task: evidence for a canine theory of mind?},
  author={Michelle E. Maginnity and R. Grace},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2014},
  volume={17},
  pages={1375-1392}
}
  • Michelle E. Maginnity, R. Grace
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Animal Cognition
  • We tested domestic dogs (N = 16) in a Guesser–Knower task in which they chose between possible locations for hidden food indicated by human informants. In four experiments, the perceptual access of the Guesser and Knower to the hidden food baiting was manipulated. When informants had differing perceptual access to the baiting, dogs preferred the location indicated by the Knower from the start of testing (Experiment 1), even when baiting was done by a third experimenter (Experiments 2–3… CONTINUE READING
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