What do your dog and Shakespeare have in common? Well, they both use a Theory of Mind. Join me for this video episode in which I look at this fascinating idea of theory of mind and the unique and fun research that has been done around it. And yes, you might pick up an idea of how to test your dog to see if your dog can actually read your mind.
Theory of Mind
- You spy with your little eye – dogs can adopt the perspective of humans
- Zunshine, L. (2008). Theory of Mind and Fictions of Embodied Transparency. Narrative, 16 (1). The Ohio State University.
- Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog, also has an interesting site called Candid Cognition: In The Mind of a Dog
- From the New York Times books section: Next Big Thing in English: Knowing They Know That You Know
- Dogs Imitate Novel Human Actions and Store Them in Memory