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Open post-doc position: EU funded Fellowships with Senior Family Dog Project

Invitation to apply for an individual postdoctoral fellowship through the European Commission Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (see http://ec.europa.eu/, deadline: 14 September 2017, 17:00) . We are looking to host an individual fellow (with a PhD) who would like to pursue a research project in canine cognitive aging, at the Senior Family Dog Project, Eötvös University, Budapest. Funded by the […]

Your dog remembers what you did

Your dog remembers what you did

People have a remarkable ability to remember and recall events from the past, even when those events didn’t hold any particular importance at the time they occurred. Now, researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on November 23 have evidence that dogs have that kind of “episodic memory” too. The study found that dogs can […]

Student’s report on attending the 2nd Worldwide Seminar of The Family Dog Project

Student’s report on attending the 2nd Worldwide Seminar of The Family Dog Project

When I was a Bachelor student I remember attending an extra-curricular lecture on the difference between, to put it in old-fashioned words, ‘man and beast’. That was 2007 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. One of the philosophers began his lecture with, I paraphrase: “Obviously there’s something fundamentally different between humans and other animals! After all I […]

Link to the live online stream of the Family Dog Project Seminar

Link to the live online stream of the Family Dog Project Seminar

LINK TO THE ONLINE STREAM: https://www.facebook.com/FamilyDogProject/videos/702309206590770/ Live broadcast: 12 talks from Family Dog Project authors of the most recent canine studies. 19 November 2016 17:00-20:30 CET (UTC: 4:00 PM; NYT: 11:00 AM; 8:00 AM PDT) Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány. 1/c, Bolyai lecture hall. Attendance is free of charge. Recent post: Now that the […]

2nd Worldwide Free Seminar of the Family Dog Project

2nd Worldwide Free Seminar of the Family Dog Project

The countdown to the second Worldwide Free Seminar of the Family Dog Project has begun! Here is a taste of this year’s program: Link to final program: here. Link to livestream event: coming soon, probably on facebook. Facebook event details Since the foundation of the Family Dog Project by Vilmos Csányi, Ádám Miklósi, József Topál and Antal […]

First FDP papers of 2016!

First FDP papers of 2016!

The first FDP publications of the new year are already here: Gerencsér et al. investigated the effect of reward-handler dissociation on dog obedience by providing food reward either by the handler or by a dispenser device. They found that reward-handler dissociation affects dogs’ obedience in distant conditions. Kovács et al.  studied the effect of oxytocin on biological motion perception […]

Postdoc and PhD Positions in Canine Ageing-Behaviour, Genetics, and Neuroscience

Postdoc and PhD Positions in Canine Ageing-Behaviour, Genetics, and Neuroscience

Family Dog Project, Department of Ethology, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Positions: 3 Postdocs and 3 PhD students We seek outstanding applicants who are interested in exploring the cognitive ageing of family dogs. We are developing a test battery using an interdisciplinary approach with the most advanced behavioural, genetic and neuroscience testing methods (e.g. eye-tracking, motion […]

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