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Welcome to the Horowitz Dog Cognition Lab!
Our group studies the behavior and cognition of the domestic dog, Canis familiaris. Past and present research topics include:
  • Dog-human play -- categories and consequences
  • Olfactory discrimination of dogs
  • Empirical investigation of anthropomorphisms, including:
    • Analysis of the dog's understanding of "fairness"
    • An analysis of the "guilty look" of dogs
  • Use of attention and play signals in social play
  • Intra-canid vocalizations: barks, whines, whimpers                                                                                
    Email us if you live in New York City and are interested in participating in our next study