What are they trying to communicate when they do bark?
We first learned that dogs bark when we were in preschool, and most of us have probably been hearing dogs bark every day since. But despite its constant presence in our lives the function of this vocalization is still highly contested. In this talk I will take a comparative look at the “why do dogs bark”….the dog bark with vocalizations in other species. Based on this and the bioacoustics of the bark itself, I will present a hypothesis on the function of the bark as the result of conflicting inner states. I will also present some new data that tests this hypothesis against the idea that barks have evolved in dogs as interspecific communication with humans.
Speaker: Kathryn Lord Ph.D.
Available now as a recording. Recorded Live March, 2015
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