Articles by Anna Jane Grossman
She is the first non-human mammal to be found to be able to keep a beat. Her favorite song is Earth Wind & Fire's "Boogie Wonderland."
Everything is upside down down under, innit? Not only does the water go down the drain in the wrong direction, but also, dogs drive.
One New Yorker likes to let Cosmo and Retro, a pair of collie-Great Pyrenees mixes, roam free on sidewalks and in Central Park. Also, they're clones.
Humans have DNA tests and Maury. Less complex mammals have evolved other methods.
Much of the animal training you see, whether it's at SeaWorld or at a puppy class, is rooted in classical conditioning, the kind of training Pavlov demonstrated when he showed that dogs can be made to salivate at the sound of a bell that repeatedly p…
B.F. Skinner, the psychologist and social philosopher, had an idea about how to bring about world peace. It involved teaching pigeons to guide missiles.
Dogs don't have the kinds of aspirations children do. I don't think they dream of going to space or digging holes to China. But they do play, just like kids. Our children's games must have evolved to help set us up to practice skills we might need…