Saturday, 3 June 2017

What Do Animals See in the Mirror?


Reflect on this: What do animals see when they look into a mirror?

Dogs can recognise other animals or dogs in mirrors, they can't see themselves.

Dogs are very intelligent and adaptable creatures who, like countless others, lack the cognitive development necessary to self-recognise visually, whether in a mirror, on a video, or in a photo

Studies that have tested whether dogs could use mirrors as tools to find food or their owners had mixed results.

It's not too surprising: Dogs evolved to communicate through scent, and smell is more important for dogs than a visual recognition of self.