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  •  As far as I know the mirror test has not (1+ / 0-)
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    worked with dogs so far. Your poodle just may have seen a very strange dog in the mirror.

    He who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.

    by Sophie Amrain on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 06:56:13 AM PST

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    •  It works with my ESS, who (4+ / 0-)

      is totally freaked out by the sight of two mommies. He gets his bath in my bathroom, where there's a large mirror, such that he can see real-me in front of him, and mirror-me in his peripheral vision, or to the side. He will go to all kinds of lengths to avoid looking at both of me at the same time, or switching from one me to the other.

      •  No that is different. The mirror test is supposed (0+ / 0-)

        to find out, whether the animal can recognize itself in the mirror. What you describe is rather that the animal can not identify a mirror image as unreal and is worried by the unexplained duplication of persons.

        He who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.

        by Sophie Amrain on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:27:10 PM PST

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