Great (Dane) minds don’t think alike

Great (Dane) minds don’t think alike

Female and male dogs react differently to the same thing

By Laura Sanders, 18:12 PM April 26, 2011

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Female dogs might have a leg up on males when it comes to detecting the unexpected. In an experiment designed to mess with their furry heads, Fidettes took note of a surprising outcome while Fidos apparently remained oblivious.

The results, which will appear in an upcoming Biology Letters, highlight that like humans, animals also have sex differences in how the brain works.

In the study, researchers led by Corsin Müller of the University of Vienna tested 50 pet dogs, includ...

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