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How animals understand our world
Juliane Bräuer Ph.D.
Humans often believe our dogs feel guilt, jealousy, and a range of other emotions—but are we just projecting?
Are humans the only teachers in the animal kingdom?
Turn-taking is not at all uniquely human; it is widespread in the animal kingdom. But sometimes it seems that humans may be losing this ability.
We might be the only species concerned when something bad happens to someone else. This might result in seeking a guilty party for every unpleasant situation.
For weeks now, I have been regularly checking numbers. But what do they really mean? And would a chimpanzee understand them?
For those who are healthy and waiting at home for the situation with COVID-19 to improve, one big frustration – at least for me – is the impossibility of making plans.
Animals not only behave according to reflexes, but they can "think"—they understand a lot about their environment. But of course, it depends on how we define "thinking."
Juliane Bräuer, Ph.D., is the head of the DogStudies Lab at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, where she studies the cognitive aspects of dog domestication.