Duke Canine Cognition Center


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MacLean, E.L., Herrmann, E., Suchindran, S., & Hare, B. 2017. Individual differences in cooperative communicative skills are more similar between dogs and humans than chimpanzees. Animal Behaviour. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.01.005. [Download]

Hare, B. 2017. Survival of the Friendliest: Homo sapiens Evolved via Selection for Prosociality. Annual review of psychology. 68, 155-186. [Download]

Hare, B. 2017. Domestication experiments reveal developmental link between friendliness and cognition. Journal of Bioeconomics. 1-5.


Bray, E.E., MacLean, E.L. and Hare, B. 2015. Increasing arousal enhances inhibitory control in calm but not excitable dogs. Animal cognition. 18, 1317-1329. [Download]

MacLean, E.L. and Hare, B. 2015. Dogs hijack the human bonding pathway. Science. 348, 280-281. [Download]

Stewart, L., MacLean, E.L., Ivy, D., Woods, V., Cohen, E., Rodriguez, K., McIntyre, M., Mukherjee, S., Call, J., Kaminski, J. and Miklósi, Á. 2015. Citizen science as a new tool in dog cognition research. PloS one. 10(9), p.e0135176. [Download]


Bray, E., MacLean, E., & Hare, B. 2014. Context specificity of inhibitory control in dogs. Animal Cognition. 17, 15-31. [Download]

MacLean, E., Hare, B., Nunn, C., Addessi, E., Amici, F., Anderson, R., Aureli, F., Baker, J., Bania, A., Barnard, A., Boogert, N., Brannon, E., Bray, E., Bray, J., Brent, L., Burkart, J., Call, J., Cantlon, J., Cheke, L., Clayton, N., Delgado, M., DiVinceti, L., Fujita, K., Herrmann, E., Hiramatsu, C., Jacobs, L., Jordan, K., Laude, J., Leimfruber, K., Messer, E., Moura, A., Ostojic, L., Picard, A., Platt. M., Plotnik, J., Range, F., Reader, S., Reddy, R., Sandel, A., Santos, L., Schumann, K., Seed, A., Sewall, K., Shaw, R., Slocombe, K., Su, Y., Takimoto, A., Tan, J., Tao, R., van Schaik, C., Viranyi, Z., Visalberghi, E., Wade, J., Watanabe, A., Widness, J., Young, J., Zentall, T., Zhao, Y. 2014. The evolution of self-control. PNAS. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1323533111 [Download]

MacLean, E.L., Krupenye, C. and Hare, B. 2014. Dogs (Canis familiaris) account for body orientation but not visual barriers when responding to pointing gestures. Journal of Comparative Psychology. 128, 285. [Download]


Hare, B., Rosati, A., Kaminski, J., Baeuer, J., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. 2010.  The domestication hypothesis for dogs' skills with human communication: a response to Udell et al (2008) and Wynne et al. (2008). Animal Behaviour.  79, e1-e6.  [Download]


Wobber, V., Hare, B., Koler-Matznick, J., Wrangham, R. & Tomasello, M. 2009.  Breed differences in domestic dogs' (Canis familiaris) comprehension of human communicative signals.  Interaction Studies. 10(2), 206 - 224. [Download]

Wobber, V. & Hare, B.  2009.  Testing the social dog hypothesis: Are dogs also more skilled than chimpanzees in non-communicative social tasks? Behavioural Processes.  81(3), 423 - 428.  [Download]


Hare, B.  2008.  Review of Dogs: Behavior, Cognition and Evolution (By A. Miklosi). Current Biology. 18, R543-R544.  [Download]


Hare, B. 2007.  From nonhuman to human mind: what changed and why. Current Directions in Psychological Science.  16, 60-64.  [Download]


Hare, B. & Tomasello, M.  2006.  Behavioral genetics of dog cognition: human-like social skills in dogs are heritable and derived.  The Dog and its Genome (Ed. by E. Ostrander, U. Giger and K. Lindblad-Toh), pp. 497-514. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press: New York.  [Download]


Hare, B. & Tomasello, M.  2005.  Human-like social skills in dogs?  Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 9(9), 439 - 444.  [Download]

Hare, B., Plyusnina, I., Ignacio, N., Schepina, O., Stepika, A., Wrangham, R., & Trut, L.  2005.  Social cognitive evolution in captive foxes is a correlated by-product of experimental domestication.  Current Biology.  15(3), 226-230.  [Download]

Hare, B. & Tomasello, M.  2005.  The emotional reactivity hypothesis and cognitive evolution.  Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 10, 464-465. [Download]

Hare, B. 2004.  Dogs use humans as tools: is it the secret to their success?   Encyclopedia of Animal Behaviour. Vol. 1 (Ed. by M. Bekoff), pp. 277-285.  Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.  [Download]

Hare, B., Brown, M., Williamson, C. & Tomasello, M.  2002.  The domestication of social cognition in dogs.  Science.  298(5598), 1634 - 1636. [Download]

Agnetta, B., Hare, B. & Tomasello, M.  2000.  Cues to food locations that domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) of different ages do and do not use. Animal Cognition.  3, 107-112.  [Download]

Hare, B. & Tomasello, M.  1999.  Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) use human and conspecific social cues to locate hidden food. Journal of Comparative Psychology. 113(2), 173 - 177.  [Download]

Hare, B., Call, J. & Tomasello, M.  1998.  Communication of food location between human and dog (Canis familiaris).  Evolution of Communication. 2, 137-159.  [Download]