Today we had our first pilot subject into the Canine Cognition Lab (one part of Daphna's CoCoDev Lab- the other being the Child Cognition Lab). He was a gorgeous 2 year old Australian Shepherd - incredibly well behaved and a very willing participant. We were able to try out a few different tasks with him which was extremely informative and highlighted areas where we need to iron out some creases in our apparatus and methodology. A big thank you to his owners for bringing him in and being so patient!
We also had a couple of participants into the Child Lab to participate in our toddler causal imitation study - early indications suggest that there might be a big difference between 18-month-olds and 2-year olds... watch this space!