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Brian Hare, Canine Cognition Researcher & Author

Brian Hare is Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University, where he founded the Duke Canine Cognition Center. He is also co-founder of dog intelligence testing and training company Canines Inc.  He is co-author with his wife, the journalist Vanessa Woods, of The Genius of Dogs, which explores the idea that since their domestication 40,000 years ago, dogs have evolved to suit their environment better than any other species of mammal.

Dr. Hare received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, founded the Hominoid Psychology Research Group while at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and subsequently founded the Duke Canine Cognition Center when arriving at Duke University.

He  has published dozens of empirical articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Proceedings of the Royal Society, Current Biology, Nature Neuroscience, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PLOS Biology, Animal Behaviour, Animal Cognition and the Journal of Comparative Psychology. His publications on dog cognition are among the most heavily cited papers on dog behavior and intelligence.

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