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Have you ever [wandered / wondered] what animals think about? A team of scientists explored this question [at / by] investigating whether dogs have self-awareness. Researchers from a university in Hungary set [in / out] to determine whether canines have a [sensory / sense] of self and of body awareness. Researcher Peter Pongracz [explained / explain] why his team conducted the study. He said: "Self-awareness is a rather [poor / poorly] investigated area of dog [cognition / recognition] ." He added: "Body awareness is a mental capacity to organize someone's action by [taking / take] in consideration their own body exists." His test put dogs [on / in] situations that would make them aware of their body position. The study is [published / publication] in the journal "Scientific Reports".

The scientists conducted tests [in / on] 54 dogs. The dogs had to [response / respond] to commands from their owners. Researchers attached a toy to a mat and asked the dog to give the ball to [that / their] owner. The dog had to understand it would be unable to take the toy to its owner [unless / rather] it got off the mat [first / fast] . Many of the dogs understood the issue and got off the mat to [replete / complete] the task. The researchers said this showed a sense of body awareness. They wrote [what / that] body awareness is, "the ability to [fold / hold] information about one's own body in mind, as an explicit object, in relation [to / of] other objects in the world". They said this is "one of the fundamental building blocks of self-representation" and that the dogs in the tests [exhibited / inhibited] this.

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