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Coren, Stan

Core Area(s): Cognitive Science

Research Interests
Human perception and perceptual development (vision and audition); laterality (particularly handedness); behavioral medicine; behavior genetics; general cognitive processes and sleep. Canine behavior, and human/animal bonding.

Courses Taught
None this year.

Representative Publications
Do Dogs Dream? (Norton, 2012)

Born to Bark: My Adventures with an Irrepressible and Unforgettable Dog. (Free Press, 2010) [Winner Maxwell Medal of Excellence from the Dog Writers Association of America]

Dogs All-In-One for Dummies. (Wiley, 2010)

The Modern Dog. (Free Press, 2008)

Why do dogs have wet noses? (Kids Can Press, 2008) [Winner of the Animal Behavior Society's award for Best Children's Book]

Understanding your dog for dummies. (Wiley Publishing Inc. 2007)

Why does my dog act that way? A complete guide to your dog’s personality. (Free Press, 2006)

The Intelligence of Dogs (Free Press,2006) [Revised and updated edition, first edition 1993]

Sensation and Perception 6th ed. (John Wiley & Sons, 2004) [First edition 1978]

The Pawprints of history: Dogs and the course of human events. (Free Press, 2003)

How to speak dog: Mastering the art of dog-human communication. (Fireside Books, Simon & Schuster, 2001)

Why We Love The Dogs We Do. (Free Press, 1998)

What Do Dogs Know? (Free Press, 1997)

Sleep Thieves. (Free Press, 1996)

The left-hander syndrome: the causes and consequences of left-handedness. (Vintage Books, 1993) [Revised edition with new "Afterword", first edition 1991][Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award]

Left-handedness: Behavioral implications and anomalies. (Advances in Psychology, North-Holland, 1990)

Lateral preferences and human behavior. (Springer Verlag, 1981)

Seeing is Deceiving: The Psycholosgy of Visual Illusions. (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1978).

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