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Comedians Do Everybody Good (Researchers Included)

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In my perfect world, artist-in-residence is just the beginning. In my perfect world, all researchers and research institutions are paired with a comedian-in-residence. The reason is obvious. Comedians have competencies and expertise in areas where researchers *can* be lacking. Let’s take an oversimplified, overgeneralized look: Researchers excel in gobbledygook, making even the simplest of ideas [...]

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February Dog Roundup (Brains, an Identity Crisis, Undrinkables and More)

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February might be a short month, but like every month, it was packed with a healthy dose of dog studies and dog news. In case you were hibernating, working, catching up on a good book (or True Detective!), taking care of a sick loved one or just not reading dog news, here’s what you should [...]

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The Dodo Resurrects the Dog’s “Guilty” Look

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“I get it. Like you, I have known (and loved) dogs who have massacred pillows, invaded cabinets and made abstract art with toilet paper. I’ve felt confusion, disbelief, maybe even anger. And then, out of the corner of my eye, I spy the culprit with a downtrodden face, tail thumping on the ground. He knows [...]

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Woman’s Best Friend

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Compared to many other species, dogs as a whole are relatively privileged. Most of us don’t eat them, nor do we specifically breed them to be eaten. They are more likely to receive vet care than other companion animals, and we spend more money on dogs than, say, cats (although whether the things we’re buying [...]

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Video Blogging: How Do Dogs Experience Time?

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As we enter the final weekend of summer, maybe you and your dog are going to spend the weekend gallivanting in nature. That’s what I’ll be doing at Camp Unleashed in the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts, where I’m giving a talk on Saturday night. But maybe you’ll be leaving your dog behind this weekend, and [...]

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How to decrease head cocking: Watch a dog behavior & cognition conference today

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When I tell someone that I study dog behavior and cognition, the usual response is a cocked head and a smile ranging from incredibly wide and excited to incredibly confused and unsure. They heard the word dog, and (unless they are someone like Farhad Manjoo of Slate) they would love to talk about dogs, and [...]

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Make sense of scents: How to make your dog happy

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I have good news for all of us who don’t look like Ryan Gosling or Gisele Bundchen: your dog doesn’t care. Dogs are much more interested in our smells than our looks. Just watch a dog with his head out a car window — nose forging ahead. Wind brings innumerable scent molecules directly to the [...]

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