Dogs can recognise words and voices

Scientists claim dogs can recognise words and voices.

Dogs can recognise words and voices

Scientists claim dogs can recognise words and voices.

A study by researchers at the University of Sussex - published in the Biology Letters journal - suggests that recognising the same word when spoken by different people isn't just a human trait.

Dr Holly Root-Gutteridge - who led the research - said: "The ability to recognise words as the same when spoken by different people is critical to speech as otherwise people wouldn't be able to recognise words as the same when spoken by different people

"This research shows that, despite previous assumptions, this spontaneous ability is not uniquely human and that dogs share this linguistic talent, suggesting that speech perception may not be as special to humans as we previously thought."

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