Go behind the scenes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Canine Cognition and Human Interaction Lab. And learn about DogFest.
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- [00:00:02.900]Coda's my dog.
- [00:00:03.870]And he's the kind of pilot tester, if you will
- [00:00:06.740]for all of the work that we do.
- [00:00:08.404]Cody. (kissing)
We want to understand
- [00:00:10.570]dog psychology, so why do dogs think,
- [00:00:13.098]how do they make decisions,
- [00:00:14.700]what's the cognition underlying their behavior?
- [00:00:17.050]But we also want to understand
- [00:00:18.190]how humans and dogs interact, and how interacting
- [00:00:20.550]with a dog actually influences human cognition and behavior.
- [00:00:24.200]We're interested in impulsivity.
- [00:00:25.780]So in this task, we're interested in whether dogs
- [00:00:27.924]are willing to travel farther for more food
- [00:00:30.790]versus say, forget about it,
- [00:00:32.110]I'm just gonna go for this quick easy reward right now
- [00:00:34.360]that I can grab.
- [00:00:35.380]He was getting mouthy.
This lab is really great
- [00:00:37.020]'cause it helps me learn how to interact with dogs
- [00:00:40.210]in a research setting.
- [00:00:42.020]And it wasn't until I began working
- [00:00:43.730]and volunteering in this lab that I realized
- [00:00:45.564]animal psychology is the path I want to take.
- [00:00:49.063]One of the key purposes of Dog Fest this year
- [00:00:52.340]is actually to start showing the research,
- [00:00:54.424]the findings that we've discovered.
- [00:00:56.470]So we've been collecting data over the last year,
- [00:00:58.400]year and a half, and so we now can start
- [00:01:00.540]to talk about this with the public and show
- [00:01:03.300]what we're actually doing here.
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