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Dogs Know Things – and Remember – Like When You’re Coming Home

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Study:  Dogs Can Remember their Lives in Previous Places

Your dogs likely remembers much more than you think they do.  And it’s not just their “sense of scents.”

Researchers in Hungary found evidence that dogs have an episodic-like memory, which means they can recall events from their past, just like humans…  And, therefore, should be able to anticipate things, such as when you will come home from work.

This study defines episodic memory as “a memory of personal events and episodes in one’s life.  And, in humans, it is thought to be linked to self-representation, because it implies the ability to represent the self, in the past.”

The researchers say that thanks to their episodic-like memory, dogs should be able to recall key events in their lives, such as their previous owners, or spending time in rescue centers.

Bark up this tree, for more:  (Mirror.co.uk)

 

  • A study finds dogs have an episodic-like memory, meaning they can recall events from their past, just like humans can—this means they can anticipate things, such as you returning home after work
  • It also means they should be able to recall key events in their lives, such as their previous owners or spending time in rescue centers


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