Topál et al. (Reports, 4 September 2009, p. 1269) showed that dogs, like infants but unlike wolves, make perseverative search errors that can be explained by the use of ostensive cues from the experimenter. We suggest that a simpler learning process, local enhancement, can account for errors made by dogs.

Comment on “Differential Sensitivity to Human Communication in Dogs, Wolves, and Human Infants" / S.R. Marshall, C.A. Passalacqua, P. Valsecchi, E. Prato Previde. - In: SCIENCE. - ISSN 0036-8075. - 329:5988(2010), pp. 142-142. [10.1126/science.1187748]

Comment on “Differential Sensitivity to Human Communication in Dogs, Wolves, and Human Infants"

S.R. Marshall
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C.A. Passalacqua
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E. Prato Previde
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2010

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Topál et al. (Reports, 4 September 2009, p. 1269) showed that dogs, like infants but unlike wolves, make perseverative search errors that can be explained by the use of ostensive cues from the experimenter. We suggest that a simpler learning process, local enhancement, can account for errors made by dogs.
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