Ellen Furlong

Ellen Furlong

Bloomington, Il

Illinois Wesleyan University

Assistant Professor


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Published on Mar 29, 2016

Profile on Dog Scientist Siblings Newton & Delilah!

Profile on Dog Scientist Siblings Newton & Delilah! A few of our dog scientists have recently joined us from our partnership with K-9 Country Club, a local dog daycare facility. Some of our new...

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Published on Mar 28, 2016

Profile on Dog Scientist Lacy

Lacy was one of our very first dog scientists! She started working with us out at Paradise Pets (one of our dog daycare partners) and the very fist day she came ready for science dressed in a prett...

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Published on Mar 24, 2016

How We Share Our Findings

We scientists share a lot of our findings in a variety of formal and informal ways. Informally we talk with our colleagues and fill them in on the latest successes and disasters in our labs. Formal...

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Published on Mar 23, 2016

What can marshmallows tell us about your dog?

In addition to asking questions about breed differences in number cognition we're also interested in exploring breed differences in other cognitive skills, namely self-control. The classic self con...

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Published on Mar 22, 2016

Profile on Dog Scientist Piper

When the IWU dog lab opened (January, 2015) the first scientist through our doors was Piper -- a very excited 6-month old labradoodle. Piper's dad, Michael, has subsequently brought...

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Published on Mar 21, 2016

Pilot Testing The Number Test

When we start any research project in the lab we always start in the same place -- with what we call pilot testing. Pilot testing means we try a study out with a few dogs first to help us work out ...

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Published on Mar 21, 2016

Profile on Dog Scientist Charlie

Charlie is one of the most gentle and patient dogs to walk through the doors of the IWU dog lab. Charlie was rescued from a kill-shelter with only only one day left before being euth...

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Published on Mar 18, 2016

An Average Study in the IWU Dog Lab

This isn't the study we're hoping to fund here, but it's a study we've been working on in the lab for a while. You can get a sense from watching it about the kinds of things we do in the lab, the k...

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Published on Mar 18, 2016

Profile on Dog Scientist Cleo

Our dog scientists come in all shapes and sizes -- this is our first dog scientist, Dr. Furlong's dog, Cleo! Cleo is an 11-year-old Australian shepherd mix who used to roam the wood...

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