Sunday, January 9, 2011

A border collie's language skills

My Facebook friend Heidi Stauffer put me onto this link today. A pair of researchers working with a border collie named Chaser were able to teach her the names for 1022 toys, to teach her how to categorize those toys with different words, and to have her differentiate between names for the toys and commands to fetch those toys. They stopped because they ran out of time - not because she couldn't learn any more words!

How cool and interesting.