Inhibitory Control In Dogs
There are many ways to assess cognitive abilities, and one that has recently been receiving a lot of attention is inhibitory control. The theory is that if individuals are capable of inhibitory control (restraining themselves from exhibiting a response that used to be beneficial but is no longer effective), that indicates a high level of cognitive functioning.
In a new study, “Training improves inhibitory control in water rescue dogs”, researchers asked whether training improves inhibitory control. They wanted to know if dogs who are highly trained have better inhibitory control than dogs without much training.
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