. . . Thursday June 10, 2004

Dog Day Afterschool

New research suggests that dogs have an ability to associate a new sound with a strange object. According to one researcher: “This is called fast-mapping, which was thought to be something exclusively human. It is how children learn the meanings of new words. Nobody thought this could be done by an animal.”

In related news, cats refused to participate in the study.

Concentration is important!