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  1. Dogs (Canis familiaris), but Not Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), Understand Imperative Pointing

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    | Contributor(s):: Katharina C. Kirchhofer, Felizitas Zimmermann, Juliane Kaminski, Michael Tomasello

    Chimpanzees routinely follow the gaze of humans to outside targets. However, in most studies using object choice they fail to use communicative gestures (e.g. pointing) to find hidden food. Chimpanzees' failure to do this may be due to several difficulties with this paradigm. They may, for...

  2. Anthropomorphism in Human-Animal Interactions: A Pragmatist View

    | Contributor(s):: Servais, V.

  3. California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus) Can Follow Human Finger Points and Glances

    | Contributor(s):: Thomas Arkwright, Raphaelle Malassis, Toby Carter, Fabienne Delfour

    The aim of this study was to determine whether California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) are capable of using subtle human gestural cues in a series of object choice tests. Four sea lions, housed at Parc Astérix Dolphinarium (Plailly, France), were tested using three gestural cues:...

  4. Domesticated Dogs' (Canis familiaris) Response to Dishonest Human Points

    | Contributor(s):: Shannon M. A. Kundey, Andres De Los Reyes, Jessica Arbuthnot, Rebecca Allen, Ariel Coshun, Sabrina Molina, Erica Royer

    Pointing is a conventional communicative gesture used by humans to direct others’ attention to an environmental feature. Several researchers have argued that pointing becomes so ingrained for humans from a young age that children often have difficulty interpreting the gesture in a novel...

  5. Dog Experts' Brains Distinguish Socially Relevant Body Postures Similarly in Dogs and Humans

    | Contributor(s):: Miiamaaria V. Kujala, Jan Kujala, Synnöve Carlson, Riitta Hari

    We read conspecifics' social cues effortlessly, but little is known about our abilities to understand social gestures of other species. To investigate the neural underpinnings of such skills, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging to study the brain activity of experts and non-experts...

  6. Embodied knowledge, relations with the environment, and political negotiation: St. Lawrence Island Yupik and IƱupiaq dance in Alaska

    | Contributor(s):: Ikuta, Hiroko

  7. Herding directions. Aspects of orientation in contemporary pastoral practices and ritual performances of reindeer herders in northern Kamchatka

    | Contributor(s):: Plattet, Patrick

  8. The effect of the owner's personality on the behaviour of owner-dog dyads

    | Contributor(s):: Kis, Anna, Turcsán, Borbála, Miklósi, Ádám, Gácsi, Márta

  9. How dogs know when communication is intended for them

    | Contributor(s):: Kaminski, Juliane, Schulz, Linda, Tomasello, Michael

  10. Thinking Across Species Boundaries: General Sociality and Embodied Meaning

    | Contributor(s):: Dillard-Wright, D. B.

  11. A Comparative Study of the Use of Visual Communicative Signals in Interactions Between Dogs (Canis familiaris) and Humans and Cats (Felis catus) and Humans

    | Contributor(s):: Miklósi, Áam, Pongrácz, Péter, Lakatos, Gabriella, Topál, József, Csányi, Vilmos

  12. Comprehension of human communicative signs in pet dogs (Canis familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: Soproni, Krisztina, Miklósi, Adám, Topál, József, Csányi, Vilmos

  13. Dogs' ( Canis familaris ) responsiveness to human pointing gestures

    | Contributor(s):: Soproni, Krisztina, Miklósi, Ádám, Topál, József, Csányi, Vilmos

  14. Megachiropteran bats (pteropus) utilize human referential stimuli to locate hidden food

    | Contributor(s):: Hall, Nathaniel J., Udell, Monique A. R., Dorey, Nicole R., Walsh, Allyson L., Wynne, Clive D. L.

  15. Different social motives in the gestural communication of chimpanzees and human children

    | Contributor(s):: Bullinger, Anke F., Zimmermann, Felizitas, Kaminski, Juliane, Tomasello, Michael

  16. A comparative analysis of animals' understanding of the human pointing gesture

    | Contributor(s):: Miklósi, Ádam, Soproni, Krisztina

  17. Comprehension of human pointing gestures in young human-reared wolves (Canis lupus) and dogs (Canis familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: Virányi, Zsófia, Gácsi, Márta, Kubinyi, Enik?, Topál, József, Belényi, Beatrix, Ujfalussy, Dorottya, Miklósi, Ádám

  18. Dingoes (Canis dingo) can use human social cues to locate hidden food

    | Contributor(s):: Smith, B. P., Litchfield, C. A.

  19. Gorillas

    | Contributor(s):: Byrnit, Jill T.

  20. Ontogeny and phylogeny: Both are essential to human-sensitive behaviour in the genus Canis

    | Contributor(s):: Udell, Monique A. R., Wynne, Clive D. L.