What is a Scientist?

According to the Oxford dictionary, a scientist is a “A person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences.” These individuals tend to be characterised by several features: Intelligence – They have the aptitude to learn new things and apply their skills to answer questions. Great […]

Training a dog to press a button

We are training our labrador Albert to live in the 21st century. As a first step he needs to learn how to to press a button. We built a device that creates the conditions that allow him to learn by himself.

Give me a lever… And I get the ball!

It is has been long established that dogs can use a complex tools in order to perform a task that they need – for example, to get food from a shelf or to get a tennis ball to be thrown. Of cause this complex tool is called a human. But the question remains – can […]

Caninology – Decision Making

In this experiment our Resident Scientist Dr. Albert investigates how dogs make decisions. Albert was given 2 vending machines and 5 balls. As seen in our previous experiments, Dr. Albert knows that the first vending machine (on the right of the screen) exchanges 1 ball for a one small treat and the second vending machine […]

Labrador Mathematics

In this experiment our Resident Scientist Dr. Albert conducts further investigations into the principles of trade. The investigation was carried out with a vending machine which is programmed to take 3 balls before opening a mechanical door to a compartment with a large toy, filled with treats. Here, Dr. Albert shows that a scientist must […]