Dogs tilt their heads to help them hear and process their requests

Why dogs tilt their heads: Pups tip their faces to one side to help them hear and process their owner’s requests more easily, 研究は見つけます

  • Scientists studied dogs during a toy recall test with their owners
  • Dogs that remembered the names of more toys tilted their heads more often
  • The experts say that the action may help them to hear and process requests
  • It’s an adorable behaviour that will tug at the heart strings of any dog loverbut why exactly do dogs tilt their heads to one side?

    Researchers from the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest set out to answer this question, and suggest that tilting the head may help dogs to hear and process information more easily.

    In their study, the team carried out a series of experiments involving dog owners teaching the name of new toys to their pets.

    They found that dogs tilt their heads upon hearing their owners requesting a toy, with the side of the tilt seeming to be consistent for each dog over time.

    ‘Often owners observe dogs tilting their heads and we still do not have a full understanding of the function and circumstances in which this behaviour happens,’ the researchers explained in a statement.

    'しかしながら, this study is the first step in this direction showing how this behaviour could be related to the presence of meaningful and salient auditory stimuli for the dog.

    Researchers from the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest suggest that tilting the head may help dogs to hear and process information more easily

    Researchers from the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest suggest that tilting the head may help dogs to hear and process information more easily

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    Many animals – 人間を含む – regularly use asymmetrical behaviours.

    例えば, you might squint with one eye to study an image, or turn your head a certain way to hear better in response to a noise.

    その間, in dogs, asymmetrical behaviours include tail wagging, nostril use while sniffing, or even paw preference.

    ‘Tilting the head is yet another asymmetrical movement in dogs, but it had never been studied,’ explained lead author Dr Andrea Sommese.

    ‘We investigated the frequency and direction of this behaviour in response to a specific human verbal vocalization: when the owner asks the dog to bring a toy by saying its name.

    ‘We did so after realizing that it often happened when the dogs were listening to their owners.

    To understand this behaviour, the researchers analysed videos from a previous study, which looked at toy memory in dogs.

    この研究で, toys were placed in one room and the owner and experimenter in another, before the owner asked the dog to fetch a specific toy by saying its name.

    の 40 dogs tested, 33 were found to be typical dogs that could not learn the name of even two toys, while seven, including Whisky (写真) were classed as Gifted Word Learners, who could remember multiple names easily

    の 40 dogs tested, 33 were found to be typical dogs that could not learn the name of even two toys, while seven, including Whisky (写真) were classed as Gifted Word Learners, who could remember multiple names easily

    の 40 dogs tested, 33 were found to be typical dogs that could not learn the name of even two toys, while seven were classed as Gifted Word Learners, who could remember multiple names easily.

    The Gifted Dogs were also seen to regularly tilt their head upon hearing the owner’s request for a toy, while the typical dogs rarely did.

    This prompted the team to carry out two further experiments to observe head tilts only.








    The subsequent experiments, which spanned over 24 月, confirmed that dogs seem to have a preferred side when it comes to head tilts.

    ‘It seems that there is a relationship between success in retrieving a named toy and frequent head tilts upon hearing its name,’ said Shany Dror, 研究の共著者.

    ‘That is why we suggest an association between head-tilting and processing relevant and meaningful stimuli.

    犬は最初に家畜化されました 20,000 に 40,000 数年前

    世界最古の既知の犬の遺体の遺伝子分析により、犬はユーラシアに住む人間によって1回のイベントで飼いならされたことが明らかになりました, 周り 20,000 に 40,000 数年前.

    クリシュナ・ヴィーラマ博士, ストーニーブルック大学の進化論の助教授, MailOnlineに語った: 「犬の家畜化のプロセスは非常に複雑なプロセスだったでしょう, 特徴的な犬の特徴が徐々に進化した多くの世代を含む.

    「現在の仮説は、犬の家畜化は受動的に起こった可能性が高いというものです。, 世界のどこかに生息するオオカミの集団が、人間が作ったゴミを食べている狩猟採集民キャンプの郊外に住んでいます。.

    「飼いならされていて攻撃的ではなかったオオカミは、これでもっと成功したでしょう。, 人間は最初はこのプロセスからいかなる種類の利益も得ていませんでしたが, 時間が経つにつれて、彼らはある種の共生を発達させたでしょう [相互に利益のある] これらの動物との関係, 最終的に私たちが今日見る犬に進化します。’

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