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Wolves (Canis lupus) and dogs (Canis familiaris) differ in following human gaze into distant space but respond similar to their packmates' gaze.

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Gaze following into distant space is defined as visual co-orientation with another individual’s head direction allowing the gaze follower to gain information on its environment. Human and nonhuman animals share this basic gaze following behavior, suggested to rely on a simple reflexive mechanism and believed to be an important prerequisite for complex forms of social cognition. Pet dogs differ from other species in that they follow only communicative human gaze clearly addressed to them. Howe...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1037/com0000036

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Department:
MPLS, Zoology
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Publisher:
American Psychological Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Comparative Psychology Journal website
Volume:
130
Issue:
3
Pages:
288-298
Publication date:
2016-05-05
Acceptance date:
2016-04-16
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EISSN:
1939-2087
ISSN:
0735-7036
Pubs id:
pubs:652129
URN:
uri:de468bd0-affa-4d54-b51a-51462295e033
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uuid:de468bd0-affa-4d54-b51a-51462295e033
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pubs:652129

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