The visuo-social gazing behaviour of dogs and humans was examined to distinguish both similarities and differences between the two species. Researchers recorded the eye movements of dogs while they viewed images containing humans or dogs either interacting with each other or facing away, and the results were compared with the equivalent data gathered from humans. Study is led by professor Outi Vainio, and is part of COGNIDOG projects funded by the Finnish Academy.
Comparison of dogs and humans in visual scanning of social interaction, Heini Törnqvist, Sanni Somppi, Aija Koskela, Christina M. Krause, Outi Vainio, Miiamaaria V. Kujala, http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/2/9/150341
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