Publications

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Bray, E.E., Zheng, Z., Tolbert, M.K., McCoy, B., Dog Aging Project Consortium, Kaeberlein, M., & Kerr, K.F. (preprint; under review). Once-daily feeding is associated with better cognitive function and health in companion dogs: Results from the Dog Aging Project. doi: 10.1101/2021.11.08.467616.
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ManyDogs Project, Espinosa, J., Bray, E.E., Buchsbaum, D., Byosiere, S.E., Byrne, M., Freeman, M.S., Gnanadesikan, G.E., Guran, A., Horschler, D.J., Huber, L., Johnston, A.M., MacLean, E.L., Pelgrim, M.H., Santos, L., Silver, Z.A., Stevens, J.R., Völter, C.J., & Zipperling, L. (preprint; registered report accepted in
principle). ManyDogs 1: A multi-lab replication study of dogs’ pointing comprehension. Animal Behavior and Cognition. doi: 10.31234/osf.io/f86jq.

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Hall, N.J., Johnston, A.M., Bray, E.E., Otto, C.M., MacLean, E.L., & Udell, M.A.R. (2021). Working Dog Training for the Twenty-First Century. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8:646022doi: 10.3389/fvets.2021.646022
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Bray, E.E., Gnanadesikan, G.E., Horschler, D.J., Levy, K.M., Kennedy, B.S., Famula, T.R., & MacLean, E.L. (2021). Early-emerging and highly heritable sensitivity to human communication in dogs. Current Biology, 31(14), 3132-3136. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.04.055
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Photo credit: Laura Douglas

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Salomons, H., Smith, K., Callahan-Beckel, M., Callahan, M., Levy, K., Kennedy, B., Bray, E., Gnanadesikan, G., Horschler, D., Gruen, M., Tan, J., White, P., MacLean, E., & Hare, B. (2021). Cooperative communication with humans evolved to emerge early in domestic dogs. Current Biology, 31(14), 3137-3144. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.06.051
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Photo credit: Gita Gnanadesikan

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Bray, E.E., Otto, C.M., Udell, M.A.R., Hall, N.J., Jonston, A.M., & MacLean, E.L. (2021). Enhancing the selection and performance of working dogs. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8:644431. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2021.644431.
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Photo credit: Kerinne Levy

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Bray, E.E., Gruen, M.E., Gnanadesikan, G.E., Horschler, D.J., Levy, K.M., Kennedy, B.S., Hare, B.A., & MacLean, E.L. (2021). Dog cognitive development: a longitudinal study across the first 2 years of life. Animal Cognition, 24, 311-328. doi: 10.1007/s10071-020-01443-7.
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Bray, E.E., Gruen, M.E., Gnanadesikan, G.E., Horschler, D.J., Levy, K.M., Kennedy, B.S., Hare, B.A., & MacLean, E.L. (2020). Cognitive characteristics of 8- to 10-week-old assistance dog puppies. Animal Behaviour, 166, 193-206. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2020.05.019.
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Photo credit: Laura Douglas

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Byrne, M., Bray, E.E., MacLean, E.L., & Johnston, A.M. (2020). Evidence for win-stay-lose-shift in puppies and adult dogs. Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society.
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Photo credit: Kerinne Levy

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Bray, E.E., Levy, K.M., Kennedy, B.S, Duffy, D.L., Serpell, J.A., & MacLean, E.L. (2019). Predictive Models of Assistance Dog Training Outcomes Using the Canine Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire and a Standardized Temperament Evaluation. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 6:49.
doi: 10.3389/fvets.2019.00049.
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Photo credit: Evan MacLean

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Bray, E.E., Sammel, M.D., Cheney, D.L, Serpell, J.A., & Seyfarth, R.M. (2017). Effects of maternal investment, temperament, and cognition on guide dog success. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(34), 9128-9133. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1704303114.

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Bray, E.E., Sammel, M.D., Seyfarth, R.M., Serpell, J.A., & Cheney, D.L. (2017). Temperament and problem solving in a population of adolescent guide dogs. Animal Cognition, 20(5), 923-939. doi: 10.1007/s10071-017-1112-8.

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Bray, E.E., Sammel, M.D., Cheney, D.L, Serpell, J.A., & Seyfarth, R.M. (2017). Characterizing early maternal style in a population of guide dogs. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 175. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00175. 

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Bray, E.E., MacLean, E.L., & Hare, B.A. (2015). Increasing arousal enhances inhibitory control in calm but not excitable dogs. Animal Cognition, 18(6), 1317-1329. doi: 10.1007/s10071-015-0901-1. 

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Photo credit: Shannon Johnstone

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MacLean, E. L., Hare, B., Nunn, C. L., Addessi, E., Amici, F., Anderson, R. C., Aureli, F., Baker, J. M., Bania, A. E., Barnard, A. M., Boogert, N. J., Brannon, E. M., Bray, E. E., ... Zentall, T. R., & Zhao, Y. (2014). The Evolution of Self-Control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(20), E2140-E2148. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1323533111. 

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Bray, E.E., MacLean, E. L., & Hare, B.A. (2014). Context specificity of inhibitory control in dogs. Animal Cognition, 17(1), 15-31. doi: 10.1007/s10071-013-0633-z. 

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