Another Study We’ve All Needed!

How your dog thinks about their toy
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The Pulse

Good boy! A new study out of Budapest examined how domesticated dogs use their senses to identify toys. The study involved asking dogs to bring humans certain toys in well-lit and dim rooms.

Dogs apparently have a “multi-modal mental image” of objects, meaning they don’t just use sight to identify toys, but use smell and texture as well. This is how they’re able to bring you a specific toy even when the room is dark.

Exploring how dogs remember objects could be a window into how they think. (