DailyDirt: Animals Behave Like People Sometimes

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Animal behavior is getting more and more attention as researchers discover that our animal friends exhibit emotional responses seemingly similar to ours. It's hard to "prove" animals experience complex emotions or thoughts (in fact, you never prove anything in science... you can only disprove things), but mounting evidence seems to suggest that many animals have reactions that we might predict based on our own psychological knowledge. Here are just a few interesting studies on animals acting like us somehow. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Art Dibbs, 18 Sep 2014 @ 1:41pm

    Animals can and do sense humans' emotions and state of mind extremely well. A number of dog trainers can make them do things without visible signs. Humans also are able to learn these techniques - there is nothing magic or super-natural in it.

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