New Zealand,  last edited: Sat, 20 Oct 2018 20:23:58 -0400  
Dogs aren't really acting on your command, they are smarter than that.

DogsDogs wrote the following post Sat, 20 Oct 2018 19:57:49 -0400
we aren't as silly as we might look
Scientists chase mystery of how dogs process words: New study focuses on the brain mechanisms dogs use to differentiate between words

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Experimental results suggest that dogs have at least a rudimentary neural representation of meaning for words they have been taught, differentiating words they have heard before from those they have not.




Frontiers in Neuroscience published one of the first studies using brain imaging to probe how our canine companions process words they have been taught to associate with objects, conducted by scientists at Emory University. The results suggest that dogs have at least a rudimentary neural representation of meaning for words they have been taught, differentiating words they have heard before from those they have not.

"Many dog owners think that their dogs know what some words mean, but there really isn't much scientific evidence to support that," says Ashley Prichard, a PhD candidate in Emory's Department of Psychology and first author of the study. "We wanted to get data from the dogs themselves -- not just owner reports."
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I like visual than voice myself. I'm a visual learner than a theoretical learner. Ironically, I'm a water dog, if Chinese Zodiacs matter in psychology. Hehe.
  
I think we as a race are typically short sighted about most other creatures and tend to believe we are superior. We might have hands, be able to talk and use tools but I don't think our gut instincts and intuition are as good as our canine buddies who've survived much longer we probably ever will.

I suspect the research is right, that we overrate ourselves as masters, dogs just have little choice but to go along with what we want for them and they just get on with that.