Saturday, October 3, 2009

Science on a slow Saturday

I would bet that you didn't know that your toddler might understand your dog better than you do!

An article from Science Daily in July ( shared the results of a study involving "bark-matching." Infants and children were expected to match the sound of an angry bark or friendly yap with a picture of an aggressive or friendly dog. Surprisingly, children as young as six months showed a grasp of the correlation between posture and behavior. Even children without much exposure to dogs were able to pick up on the emotive cues.

Pretty neat, huh?

Have a great weekend all,

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