Who We Are

The Boston College Canine Cognition Center is a community-centered research environment. We contribute to the understanding of human cognitive evolution by investigating the behavior of modern canid species. We believe the best research is creative, inclusive, and collaborative; this is the foundation of our approach. 

Get Involved!

Our community is at the center of our mission! We value you – our participants – most of all. Join our community, contribute to innovative research, and bring your fluffy friend for the ride! Sign up to be a BCCC team member and contribute to citizen science. 

Why Dogs?

Dogs have coexisted with humans for thousands of years. Research indicates that something very special occurred to integrate dogs into human society – domestication. As a lab, we investigate domestication’s impact on canids’ evolutionary history. This helps us improve our understanding of humans. Why? Because humans might have been domesticated too.  

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