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Wolf Research at the WSC

In this Star Tribune article, learn about what our graduate students are doing at the Wildlife Science Center working with hand-raised wolf puppies to figure out what makes these wild animals so different from our household pets."What Separates Dogs and Wolves? Researchers Journey to Anoka County to Find Out" 

Evan interviewed for Popular Science piece on animal cognition

"Seven creatures with skills that easily beat humans," published in the Spring 2018 Intelligence issue of Popular Science, discusses animal cognition research, including Evan's work with primates and dogs. 

Evan's study of oxytocin, vasopressin, and aggression covered by National Geographic

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. 

Evan interviewed in Wired article

"What a Border Collie Taught a Linguist About Language," published on August 18, 2017 in Wired, discusses cooperation and communication between humans and dogs. 

ACCC Post-Doc Emily Bray Publishes Study in PNAS

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