National Geographic article "Why Are Some Dogs More Aggressive?" covers Evan's study of the influence of oxytocin and vasopressin on canine social behavior and aggression.
"What a Border Collie Taught a Linguist About Language," published on August 18, 2017 in Wired, discusses cooperation and communication between humans and dogs.
Nursing mother and puppies, courtesy of The Seeing Eye
Our new postdoc Emily Bray recently published a study on maternal style in guide dogs in which she found that puppies with overattentive mothers were less likely to succeed as guide dogs. This work was conducted as part of her dissertation research at the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with The Seeing Eye. The paper, Effects of maternal investment, temperament, and cognition on guide dog success, was published in the Proceedings of the... continue reading
Puppy testing at Canine Companions for Independence
As our current laboratory coordinator will be starting graduate school in the fall, we are looking to hire someone to take over her duties, including:
- Testing animals in cognitive and behavioral studies.
- Traveling to domestic field sites to conduct research.
- Coding research videos.
- Organizing lab meetings and supervising undergraduate students...
and much more! To apply, or for more information, please see the posting.
Evan was recently interviewed by the BBC for an episode of The Documentary called "It's a Dog's Life." The program probes the special relationship between dogs and humans, from ancient times to the present day. You can listen to the full episode here, or a clip on the social world of dogs.