The Genius of Dogs


If you’ve ever had a dog, chances are you’ve wondered what is going on in their head.  Scientists have been thinking about this too, probing the canine mind to figure out just how smart dogs really are.  And it turns out – pretty darn smart. Evolutionary anthropologist BRIAN HARE studies dogs and primates at Duke University and has found that although primates have bigger brains, dogs have particularly high social IQs that have helped them win a place in our homes and hearts.  Marty talks to Hare about his research and his new book, “The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs are Smarter Than You Think,” co-authored with Vanessa Woods.

Photo by Jessica Kourkounis

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