Babies can understand meaning behind dog barks?

Gene Expression
By Razib Khan
Jul 22, 2009 12:01 AMNov 5, 2019 9:40 AM

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We know that dogs can read human faces, it turns out that babies can infer the meaning of different dog barks:

New research shows babies have a handle on the meaning of different dog barks - despite little or no previous exposure to dogs. Infants just 6 months old can match the sounds of an angry snarl and a friendly yap to photos of dogs displaying threatening and welcoming body language.

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