Posted on June 10, 2019, 11:44 AM IST
YOU CAN COUNT ON YOUR DOG FOR INTUITION
Dogs have been touted as a man’s best friend and there is a valid study to back this up.They are not just playful companions but worthy guides too. Akiko Takaoka from the Kyoto University in Japan has helmed a study to showcase that dogs can be trusted when it comes to their judgement of humans. Dogs can sniff their way through the heart of a person and know if the person is to be believed or not.
An experiment was carried out with 34 dogs and the results for unanimous for each one of them. The experiment entailed a simple activity which involved pointing the dog towards a can of food first and then towards a can of food which looked full but was empty. The dog went towards the can for the first time and the second time as well only to find out that the can was empty second time. When the dog was directed to go towards a can full of food by the same person for the third time, each dog refused to go.
This just goes on to prove that dog’s can pick up vibes and can tell if a person is lying or not. Another possibility suggests that dogs have serious trust issues. Akiko Takaoka, who helmed this research quoted that " Dogs have more sophisticated social intelligence than we thought. This social intelligence evolved selectively in their long life history with humans, Dogs were quicker in their reactions when they devalued the reliability of a human “
Dogs are after all much more wiser than it seems.