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Have you ever what animals think about? A team of scientists this question by investigating whether dogs have self-awareness. Researchers from a university in Hungary set out to whether canines a sense of self and of body awareness. Researcher Peter Pongracz why his team conducted the study. He said: "Self-awareness is a rather poorly investigated area of dog cognition." He added: "Body awareness is a mental capacity to someone's action by in consideration their own body exists." His test dogs in situations that would them aware of their body position. The study is in the journal "Scientific Reports".

The scientists tests on 54 dogs. The dogs had to to commands from their owners. Researchers a toy to a mat and asked the dog to the toy to its owner. The dog had to understand it would be unable to the toy to its owner unless it got off the mat first. Many of the dogs understood the issue and got off the mat to the task. The researchers said this a sense of body awareness. They wrote that body awareness is, "the ability to information about one's own body in mind, as an explicit object, in relation to other objects in the world". They said this "one of the fundamental building blocks of self-representation" and that the dogs in the tests this.

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