Cleo, thinking deep thoughts.

Cleo, thinking deep thoughts.

Piper loves puppets

Piper loves puppets

Justice, proud Dog Scientist!

Justice, proud Dog Scientist!

Luke learning to use the computer.

Luke learning to use the computer.

Buzz and the treat dispenser

Buzz and the treat dispenser

Welcome!

The IWU Dog Scientists is a team of researchers seeking to understand a little more about the thoughts, behaviors, and reasoning of our best friends.

 

By studying the minds of our canine companions we can learn not only how they think and reason but a little more about how we humans think and reason as well. Our hope is that we can apply the insights we gain in our lab to help make dogs lives a little better. 

 

We are currently recruiting dogs to join our science team! All of our studies are fun for the dogs — they involve things like watching a puppet show, playing with toys, earning some treats, and even using a touchscreen computer! If you are in the Bloomington-Normal area and interested in becoming involved in our studies we would love for you to come in sometime! 

Current Studies

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently running any studies. Check back soon! 

- Numerical Reasoning

Interested in Learning more about dog cognition? Check out Dr. Furlong's audiobook! 

Interested in learning more about dogs?

Check out Dr. Furlong's audiobook on dog cognition! - Numerical Reasoning

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ADDRESS

Illinois Wesleyan University

Shaw Hall

1312 N. Park St.

Bloomington, IL

 

E-Mail: dogscience@iwu.edu 
Tel (Info):  (309) 556-3415

Tel (Lab):  (309) 556-3821

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