1st July, 2012

"To acquire language, kids use a strategy called "fasting mapping" — forming quick, rough hypotheses about the meaning of new words after just one or two exposures. So do dogs. Recently, researchers found that a border collie named Rico was able to infer the names of more than 200 items using this method.”

Do Dogs Speak Human? | Think Tank | Big Think

Fascinating stuff, plus adorableness.

Notes

  1. gwendabond posted this