Sunday, 7 December 2014

How Dogs Understand What We Say

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Scientists know that dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices. They listen for whether our tone is friendly or mean, how the pitch goes up or down and even the rhythms in our speech. But what about the meaning of the words we say?

A few studies have reported on supersmart dogs that know hundreds of words. But otherwise, there's little evidence that dogs differentiate between speech with meaningful words and sounds that contain only inflections. So, how do dogs understand what we say?

1 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.