DailyDirt: Man's Best Friends

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Dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years, and there's been some speculation that humans and dogs have co-evolved to some extent. So it would be nice to understand our domesticated friends a bit better, and technology could help us out. We've seen products like Bowlingual for translating dog barks into human languages, and here are just a few more interesting links on human-dog relationships. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 22nd, 2012 @ 6:26pm

    gotta get some neuticles

    neuticles are a real thing. kid. you. not.

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 22nd, 2012 @ 7:21pm

    Re the last bullet item, BMW's currently running commercial, which it has posted on YT, gives some insight:


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    Pixelation, Oct 22nd, 2012 @ 10:56pm

    Re: gotta get some neuticles

    I wonder if they use them for people.

    "Hey Doc, just how big do they make these things?"

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    Wally (profile), Oct 22nd, 2012 @ 11:51pm

    "Researchers are using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to try to understand what dogs are thinking. Two dogs have been trained to stand completely still while their brains are scanned, and one of the dogs is a squirrel-hunting dog -- so maybe these neuroscientists will be able to see what part of a dog's brain activates when someone says, "Squirrel!"

    This has to be a miniature schnauzer!!! My grandparents inlaw have one named Goliath and he will go straight to the back sliding glass door when he hears that word :-)

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    art guerrilla (profile), Oct 23rd, 2012 @ 11:39am

    ALL dogs go to heaven...

    ...and ALL copyright maximalists can go to hell !

    art guerrilla
    aka ann archy

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 23rd, 2012 @ 9:23pm


    "trying to be still" ... "trying to be still"... "why??".... "trying to be still".. SQUIRREL... SHUTUP... trying to be still...

    Dogs dont tend to think all that much, not that they are not very smart, but they dont analyse, or ponder things, they function more like a computer, they are 'programmed', they react to events by reacting the way they have learned to react.

    a great deal of research has gone and in going into dog behaviour, much is known and it's a very interesting subject.

    it is clear that humans would not have progressed at this rate (or possibly at all) without the assistance of the dog.

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