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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Here’s Why People Who Speak To Their Pets May Be Smarter Than Those Who Don’t

If your pet was polled, how do you think you would rank?

Would your furry friend praise your loyalty? Admonish your stubbornness? And what about smarts? Does your pet think you are intelligent?

If you’re on speaking terms with your companion animal, you may be getting higher marks in that category than you think.

“Historically, anthropomorphising has been treated as a sign of childishness or stupidity,” Nicholas Epley, behavioural science professor at the University of Chicago, told Quartz, “But it’s actually a natural byproduct of the tendency that makes humans uniquely smart on this planet.”

To read more on this story, click here: Here’s Why People Who Speak To Their Pets May Be Smarter Than Those Who Don’t


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