HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
UF researcher: Animals think in their own way, but unlike humans

out that bats can remember who helped them in the past and are more likely to spit up some blood for a bat who previously helped them."

Closer to home, cats and dogs completely differ in how they relate to their environment, particularly when it comes to people. Once social hunters, dogs desperately need to be part of a pack and will do anything to stay with their owners, even if mistreated. On the other hand, cats, which are independent hunters, are fairly unsocial and rather indifferent to humans.

"Your dog will never reject you, and it is brilliant at reading all of your behavior," he said.

A dog would waste no time begging for food from a person who could not see them, as an experiment by a Hungarian team of researchers showed. Given a choice between two people sitting on a park bench holding out liver-sausage sandwiches, the dogs in the experiment always chose the person who could see them over the one whose eyes were looking away, he said.

A similar experiment on chimps, however, showed they were as likely to beg from humans with buckets over their heads or blindfolds over their eyes as those looking straight at them, he said.

"Dogs have been living with humans, some say for as long as a hundred thousand years," Wynne said. "Reading human minds is not something that you do by being closely related to human beings. It's something that you do by spending thousands of generations hanging out with human beings and learning what humans are up to."


'"/>

Contact: Clive Wynne
wynne@ufl.edu
352-392-0601
University of Florida
13-Apr-2004


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. UF researcher: New low-carb potato to debut in January
2. UF researcher: antioxidants play a role in deadly malnutrition disease
3. UF researcher: gene therapy effective in animal studies of Parkinsons disease
4. Animals can be induced to cooperate if partners reciprocate and benefits accumulate
5. Animals regulate their numbers by own population density
6. No Link To CJD In People Working With Animals....At Least Not Yet
7. Invading Pests Harm People, Plants And Animals
8. Botanical Products Act Like Estrogen In Animals, Finds University Of Pittsburgh Team
9. Animals Behavior Can Hasten Their Extinction
10. Growth Factors Improve Muscle Healing In Animals
11. Skeletal Muscle Yields Precursors Of Bone Cells That Form Bone When Transplanted Into Animals

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/7/2016)... -- BioCatch , the global leader in behavioral biometrics, ... grew to over 40 granted and pending patents. ... , , The Company,s IP ... System, Device, and Method Estimating Force Applied to a Touch Surface, ... costly hardware components needed to estimate the force and pressure applied to ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... 2016   Veridium , a leader in ... new CEO James Stickland . Stickland, a ... experience, has served in senior executive roles for ... in expanding a pipeline of venture capital and ... recently served as managing director of U.K.-based fintech ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... , Dec. 6, 2016 Valencell , the ... it has seen a third consecutive year of triple ... technology in 2016 with a 360 percent increase in ... This increase was driven by sales of its wrist ... interest in its technology for hearables for fitness and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 2017 , ... DaVita Clinical Research (DCR), a ... device development, and Prism Clinical Research , a leader in providing fully ... Clinical Trials (VCT) has been selected by both companies as an exclusive ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... Portland, OR (PRWEB) , ... January 18, 2017 ... ... modules that provide essential device-to-computer interconnect using USB or PCI Express, announced the ... Altera Cyclone V E FPGA into a compact business-card sized form factor suitable ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... Executive ... 2017 in its continued commitment to the advancement of the clinical trials segment. ... issues related to clinical trial planning and management. , As executive talent ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... , ... January 18, 2017 , ... Researchers from a new study are ... fall low enough after prostate cancer treatment, this indicates there is still remaining prostate cancer ... mortality. , “ The PSA test has always been an indicator of whether a man’s ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: