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The Thoughtful Animal

The Thoughtful Animal

Exploring the evolution and architecture of the mind

Can Dogs Pretend?

Earlier today, friend-of-the-blog Sheril Kirshenbaum (blog, twitter) asked a question on her blog, Culture of Science: Do Dogs Play “Make Believe?”: …this afternoon Happy did something unusual. She carried a toy frog over to her water bowl, and gently put it down as pictured. Given its orientation, I'm skeptical that her placement was an accident. [...]

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