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interspecies communication via sound board (domesticated dog), instagram link 

Yo, postfurries.

Get in here.

This is 1000% /our jam./

@LexYeen Real talk this looks *strikingly* similar to some of the stuff psych grad students were doing with humans when I tried my paw at uni.

And it makes me very, VERY happy, because? Well, this is someone who *gets it* and did the work to prove it.

It's not just parrots and corvids. We just know about them because they have the anatomy to speak human languages directly.

@Kyresti I'm sitting here in absolute *awe.*

According to the instagram page, Stella accidentally reset one of her buttons, then *immediately used the board to ask for help to fix it.*

instagram.com/p/B1eN6AnnH2E/

As stated in the post, that's a milestone human kids usually reach at around two years old.

@CoronaCoreanici @Kyresti I know, right? Like, humans have been *intentionally* breeding dogs for intelligence for *literally countless generations,* is it truly any wonder we've gotten here? :blobyeengrin:

@LexYeen @CoronaCoreanici Also can I point out as a canid myself that we were pretty far along that curve to begin with even beforehand? =^_^=

Gee it's almost as if the ability to invent *isn't* an exclusive marker for intelligence in the big picture.

@starkatt There's also usually stories alongside the still photos. Like... This is some *amazing* research if *absolutely nothing else.*

interspecies communication via sound board (domesticated dog), instagram link 

interspecies communication via sound board (domesticated dog), instagram link 

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interspecies communication via sound board (domesticated dog), instagram link 

@Oneironott Saaaaaame. I am so proud of Stella for learning another language, especially since she doesn't have the anatomy to speak it, and proud of her humans for being so empowering.

interspecies communication via sound board (domesticated dog), instagram link 

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