Dogs apparently have a “multi-modal mental image” of objects, meaning they don’t just use sight to identify their toys. They use smell and texture, as well. It’s multi-sensory, or a combination of senses.
This is how they’re able to bring you a specific toy, even when the room is dark.
Exploring how dogs remember objects could offer more insight about how they think.
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