Check out this new article by PNAS, the official journal of the National Academy of Sciences, summarizing Alex Sanchez-Amaro’s and Dr. Federico Rossano’s recent paper on social leverage and sharing!
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“How to Teach Your Dog to ‘Talk’ at the Touch of a Button” – The Wildest
“From a scientific point of view, if we said this 40 years ago, people would think us…crazy. We had no reason to believe [that pets could communicate with us],” says Dr. Federico Rossano. “But in 2020, we have enough scientific evidence that says dogs are better at understanding communicative signals from humans than chimpanzees.” Don’tContinue reading ““How to Teach Your Dog to ‘Talk’ at the Touch of a Button” – The Wildest”
“Tiktok’s Viral ‘Talking’ Dogs…Inspire Study of Animal Behavior” – Mashable
Our TheyCanTalk project is changing relationships between dog owners and their pets for the better, and may even help improve animal rights in the future. Check out Dr. Rossano’s take in a new article by Mashable!
“Do dogs miss us when we’re gone?” – Salon
The viral dog Bunny, who communicates with a series of buttons, is very curious where her friends are off to. Read the article here! Salon has also written other articles about TheyCanTalk and Bunny, about her asking existential questions and discussing her nightmares.
“The ‘Talking Dog’ of TikTok” – The New York Times
Bunny, an internet-famous sheepadoodle, has brought attention to a new area of study within animal cognition: the use of assistive technology for language acquisition. Read the article here!
‘Apes say hello and goodbye, just like people do, research shows’ -CNN
This article by CNN recaps a recent publication in iScience on ape communication, co-authored by Dr. Rossano. Read the article here!
“Can these dogs really talk, or are they just pushing our buttons?” -The Washington Post
Inspired by TikTok-famous dogs, people are training their pets to “speak.” Read more about our They Can Talk project in this new article by The Washington Post! Read the article here!
‘What ‘talking’ dogs and cats could tell veterinarians’- VIN News
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!
‘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”