Affiliation: University of Milan
- Is your choice my choice? The owners' effect on pet dogs' (Canis lupus familiaris) performance in a food choice taskE Prato-Previde
Istituto di Psicologia, Universita di Milano, Via T Pini 1, 20134 Milan, Italy
Anim Cogn 11:167-74. 2008..These results provide evidence that dogs can be influenced by their owners even when their indications are clearly in contrast with direct perceptual information, thus leading dogs to ultimately make counterproductive choices...
- Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and the question of cumulative culture: an experimental approachSarah Marshall-Pescini
Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16 9JU, UK
Anim Cogn 11:449-56. 2008....
- Social learning of nut-cracking behavior in East African sanctuary-living chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii)Sarah Marshall-Pescini
Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution, School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland
J Comp Psychol 122:186-94. 2008..Direct comparisons are made with a study carried out in the wild, revealing striking similarities in developmental profiles...
- Are dogs (Canis familiaris) misled more by their owners than by strangers in a food choice task?S Marshall-Pescini
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biomediche, Sezione di Psicologia, Universita di Milano, Via Fratelli Cervi 93, Segrate, MI, Italy
Anim Cogn 14:137-42. 2011....
- Do dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) make counterproductive choices because they are sensitive to human ostensive cues?Sarah Marshall-Pescini
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
PLoS ONE 7:e35437. 2012..The discussion addresses possible motives for discrepancies with previous studies suggesting that both the intentionality and the directionality of the action may be important in causing dogs' social biases...
- Comment on "Differential sensitivity to human communication in dogs, wolves, and human infants"S Marshall-Pescini
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies, University of Milan, 20134 Milan, Italy
Science 329:142; author reply 142. 2010..We suggest that a simpler learning process, local enhancement, can account for errors made by dogs...
- Agility and search and rescue training differently affects pet dogs' behaviour in socio-cognitive tasksSarah Marshall-Pescini
Dipartimento Scienze e Tecnologie Biomediche, Sezione di Psicologia, Universita di Milano, Milano, Italy
Behav Processes 81:416-22. 2009..Thus overall, it seems that the dogs' human-directed communicative behaviours are significantly influenced by their individual training experiences...
- Does training make you smarter? The effects of training on dogs' performance (Canis familiaris) in a problem solving taskSarah Marshall-Pescini
Istituto di Psicologia, Universita di Milano, Via T Pini 1, 20134 Milano, Italy
Behav Processes 78:449-54. 2008..These results indicate that high levels of training improve dogs' problem solving ability, with dogs appearing to be more proactive in the their interaction with novel objects...
- Social referencing in dog-owner dyads?I Merola
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biomediche, Sezione di Psicologia, Facolta di Medicina, Universita di Milano, via F Cervi 93, 20090, Segrate, MI, Italy
Anim Cogn 15:175-85. 2012..Results are discussed in relation to studies on human-dog communication, attachment and social learning...
- How do apes ape?Andrew Whiten
Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution, Scottish Primate Research Group, School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
Learn Behav 32:36-52. 2004..We conclude by sketching the kind of decision tree that appears to underlie the deployment of these alternatives...