“Animals of Science” is like a collection of stories. Beautiful story that tells the living in all its freshness. But also in all its complexity. A bracket to be amazed at the riches of the world. For this new episode, let’s go back to one of our closest ones: the dog.
We have never seen a child chewing on a chair or tearing a sofa. Never? Anyway, we’ve already seen a kid throwing himself on a cake on the table with greed. But it is usually before he learns. Imagine for a second you were transposed into the karmic driven world of Earl.
That for thousands of years, They do more than accompany us, I think! According to researchers, dogs have taken their cues from us, from our children. That’s how they evolved , Cognitive function which is our own mirror. To ensure shelter and board. Other animals that by forging a very special relationship with us along the way, despite their degree Not successfully created.
But what is this special cognitive function? Researchers call these executive functions. These are consistent with the broader cognitive processes that involve logic, planning, or reasoning. These processes occur in situations that require reflection, creativity. Flexibility too. To adapt to new situations. In humans, advanced executive function is associated with success. School or professional.
All dogs can learn
In dogs, researchers have identified six components of this functional function: behavioral flexibility, attention to humans,Motor skills, following instructions, delay interruptions and . Materials that dogs know how to implement in the same way as small children. In some cases themselves. With a little help from others. In this way they are able to prevent themselves from barking when a visitor comes. But to carry out an order given by their people or to remember certain daily routines. Of “Little things” That they have probably come together to adapt to our environment. Because a dog that dares to attack its man or steal food from him will have very little chance of being welcomed into its home.
And you may not be surprised to learn that working dogs, who keep sheep on the farm or who help people with disabilities, are somehow champions of executive work. For them, chasing a cat is unimaginable, more so than a dog in a normal lap.When their people depend on them to get things done.
You should also know that researchers assure that, for our children, everything ends. A little well-placed education and you can develop the function of your four-legged friend. And another testament to the millennia of intimacy with our best friend. A proof that the dog is not so stupid!