DailyDirt: Animal Brains Aren't So Different...

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If you watch pets closely enough and for long enough, you might get a sense that animals can understand certain cues from people and that they sometimes try to communicate their wishes to people. Certainly not all pets are intelligent, but it's a common experience for many people. Wild animals aren't so different from their domesticated cousins, so it should maybe not be surprising that various wild animals are intelligent in some ways. Here are just a few links on the growing evidence of advanced animal cognition. 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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    Lawrence DíOliveiro, May 6th, 2014 @ 6:12pm

    Dogs Are Special

    20,000 years of evolution have turned dogs into a creature very different from the ancestor wolf. They make eye contact with us: they know the centre of attention is our face (and thatís where they want to lick). They instinctively pick up on our moods, in a way no other creature can. They bark, in imitation of human speech. They can even follow a pointing gesture.

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    Anonymous Coward, May 6th, 2014 @ 9:05pm

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    Anonymous, May 7th, 2014 @ 3:58pm

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