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Posted August 11. 2017 1:34PM

Dogs and pigs get bored too

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 (KATHLEEN BAGLIO HUMPHREYS/Union Leader Correspondent)

Animals, of course, can't tell us in words about their inner states. One thing I especially like about Burn's perspective is her way of distinguishing between animal boredom, on the one hand, and apathy or depression on the other. "Boredom occurs when arousal inputs are low, but arousal motivation is high," she writes in Animal Behaviour.