Food for Thought: The New Research on Human Cognition & Links with Animal Learning

Lots of fascinating new research has come out regarding the brain, particularly about how our emotions and perceptions are shaped by experience, situation, suggestion, and anticipation. Most of this work is being done with human brains, but there may be practical parallels for canine, equine, and other brains as well. In this hour we'll go over some of the new findings and talk about how they might influence our training with both humans and non-humans.

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Laura VanArendonk Baugh operates Canines in Action in Indianapolis. As a crossover trainer, Laura is particularly interested in the science of more efficient behavior change. She became a Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP) in 2008 and returned to the Academy as an instructor, teaching certification workshops around the country. She is also certified in TAGteach.

Laura blogs on clicker training and behavior frequently, writes articles on various behavior and training topics, and is the author of the bestselling Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out: Training Crazy Dogs from Over-the-Top to Under Control.