Have you ever come home to find your dog waiting patiently for you at the front door? How did he know when to expect you? Do dogs have an understanding of time? Take our quiz to learn about how dogs perceive time.
Who once said, "When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute -- and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity"?
Albert Einstein once explained the principle of relativity with the above quote, which expresses the concept that each individual experiences the passing of time in different ways at different times. However, all humans think about time in similar ways.
Which of the following abilities allows humans to understand time?
They can remember their name.
They can remember where they were born.
They can remember a sequence of events.
Humans are able to remember a sequence of events and are able to anticipate future needs or events, which help them understand the concept of time. Studies indicate that animals may have these abilities, but to a lesser extent than us humans.
Long-term memory is also known as reference memory. In tests conducted by animal cognition researcher William Roberts, it took extensive training for pigeons and monkeys to remember sequences, suggesting to Roberts that their long-term memory falls far short of that of humans.