Dataset for "Cross-modal perception of puppies and adult conspecifics in dogs (Canis familiaris)"

Published: 18 March 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/6skk6w8tnb.1
Yuri Kawaguchi


We investigated if dogs have a cross-modal mental representation of conspecific age class using a cross-modal matching paradigm. In Experiment 1, dogs were presented with images of an adult dog and a puppy projected side-by-side on a wall while vocalization of either an adult dog or a puppy was played back simultaneously. In Experiment 2, we administered the same paradigm within an eye-tracking experiment, to investigate whether the results would be replicated when analyzing the dogs’ gaze behaviour in a more detailed way. Here we provide the data, R code and videos.



Nottingham Trent University


Comparative Psychology