animal cognition

For centuries, animals’ capacity for human-like behavior went unnoticed. Now we know they’re more like us than we thought, but we’re still not sure how to act.
A new study says goats communicate with their gaze, much like dogs and horses.
The charismatic creatures vocalize more during cooperative problem solving, a new study suggests.
Among their findings, the researchers discovered that dogs are more interested in the faces of other dogs than human faces
I don't see that dogs or other nonhuman animals (animals) greeting a friend(s) after a short absence says much about whether or not they remember that an individual(s) had just been there.
I have a three-inch scar on my right forearm from when a caiman (a horribly ignored exotic "pet" I was involved in rescuing) tried to separate that part of my limb from the rest of my body. The scar is now decades old but the memory is fresh.
According to Discovery News, cats also seem to remember human kindness and return the favor later. If an owner fulfills her
Last week, the esteemed journal Animal Cognition published a review paper on fish that concludes, "fish perception and cognitive abilities often match or exceed other vertebrates."
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All the canines responded more to their owners’ genuine yawns than to those of strangers. And none of them had a change in
A single cue -- the taste of a madeleine, a small cake, dipped in lime tea -- was all Marcel Proust needed to be transported
So, to find out which pet is smarter, dog or cat, This vs That joined forces with dozens of the cutest dogs and cats along with Dr. Aaron Blasidell, the head of UCLA's Animal Cognition Lab and conducted a series of dynamic and interactive experiments.