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Your Dog Can Tell When You're Lying

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Dogs are able to make inferences based on experience:

According to the researchers, these findings suggest that dogs are able to make inferences about a person’s reliability based on experience, and can use this to change their behavior and predict what someone will do in future situations.

“Dogs have more sophisticated social intelligence than we thought,” lead author Akiko Takaoka told the BBC. “This social intelligence evolved selectively in their long life history with humans.”

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