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Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition$
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Adam Miklosi

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199295852

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295852.001.0001

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The perceptual world of the dog

The perceptual world of the dog

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(p.137) CHAPTER 6 The perceptual world of the dog
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Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition
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Ádám Miklósi

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295852.003.0006

This chapter provides a short overview on the perceptual abilities of dogs. Vision, audition, and olfaction are described in detail, including the possible experimental methods which could be used for studying such phenomena as colour vision, form recognition, hearing acuity, or olfactory sensitivity. Understanding of perceptual abilities can be important in relating the animal's behaviour to its original (ancestral) environment, but also in designing experiments which rely on the dog's ability to perceive stimuli or events manipulated by the experimenter.

Keywords:   vision, audition, olfaction, neural processing, detection, discrimination, recognition, matching

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