Potential for pets to communicate using human language subject of global study. Read more about how the use of speech boards in our TheyCanTalk project may be helpful during vet visits. News Article HERE!
Monthly Archives: June 2021
‘Survival of the cutest’: What are cats and dogs thinking? – The Sydney Morning Herald
We have spent more time than ever with our four-legged friends during COVID-19 lockdowns. But how do they see the world? And what are they really feeling? News Article HERE!
“…learn more about our pets’ secret lives” – Business Insider
Check out this article about Bunny and our dog study by Business Insider: Bunny, a dog who can communicate using sound-making buttons, has over 5.7 million followers on TikTok. Her owner, Alexis Devine, frequently posts videos showing her dog ‘talking’ to her. Scientists at the University of California, San Diego, are observing Bunny to seeContinue reading ““…learn more about our pets’ secret lives” – Business Insider”
Can Bunny the Talking Dog Really Talk? – VICE
“Bunny is more than an internet celebrity, she is part of the latest attempt to research the limits of animal cognition.” – VICE article
Bored? These Americans are teaching their dogs to talk – The Guardian
Provided with a board full of buttons, some pets appear to be communicating with their humans – and researchers are investigating. Check out this article from The Guardian here!
Bunny the ‘Talking’ Dog Is Amazing Millions of Fans on TikTok – NBC
“Millions on TikTok are fascinated by a Sheepadoodle named Bunny, who is using a soundboard to “talk.” Bunny’s owner, Alexis Devine, joined LX News to share how her 15-month-old pup became involved in budding research into animal cognition and what she has discovered along the way.” – NBC News Check out the video piece here!
What TikTok’s Bunny the Talking Dog Is Teaching Us – CBS Inside Edition
Check out Dr. Rossano on CBS Inside Edition answering questions about TikTok’s famous talking dog, Bunny, along with our dog communication research. What TikTok’s Bunny the Talking Dog Is Teaching Us – CBS Inside Edition Article
TheyCanTalk.org AMA with Professor Federico Rossano
Professor Federico Rossano answered the public’s questions about the dog cognition project, TheyCanTalk, during a live Ask-Me-Anything. Check out this video to learn more about cognition, language learning and communication in dogs and non-human primates! If you have any further questions for Professor Rossano, please reach out via social media or email!
Collaboration with FluentPet
CCL is in collaboration with FluentPet to determine whether, and if so, how and how much non-humans are able to express themselves in language-like ways. Bunny, a famous talking dog, is one of the participants in a large scale study currently enrolling hundreds of participants on how dogs are using soundboards from FluentPet to communicate withContinue reading “Collaboration with FluentPet”