Dog’s Diary, Day 22: The human has realised I have Theory of Mind. Thankfully, they are unaware I speak their language. They call me ‘doge’.
By adopting the perspectives of others, humans can anticipate their emotions and intentions, then react accordingly. This is called ‘Theory of Mind’. Researchers at the Messerli Research Institute of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna have proved with a new test that dogs also have theory of mind! //Alex Massey//