In this talk, Dr. Fujita will present studies on various cognitive functions in dogs conducted as an activity of CAMP-WAN, Companion Animal Mind Project - Wide Area Network, Kyoto University (see https://sites.google.com/site/kyotocampwan2/home - Japanese only website).
Topics include: episodic use of incidentally formed memory, multimodal recognition of owners and genders, understanding of social characteristics of humans, inference of physical environment from social information, and behavioral characteristics related to genetic variations. We find wonderful intelligence and behavioral flexibility of dogs in many of the tests but at the same time limitations of their cognitive abilities.
Discussion will follow, moderated by Dr. Monique Udell.
Will be recorded and available OnDemand after the lecture.