Stanley Coren

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Date of birth: 1942

Age: 73

Place of birth: Philadelphia

Citizenship: United States

A popular figure in the dog owners environment

Koren was born in 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). He studied at the University of Pennsylvania (University of Pennsylvania) and defended his doctorate at Stanford University (Stanford University). Then he got a teacher in the New School for Social Research (The New School for Social Research) in New York (New York), and in 1973 moved to the University of British Columbia, where he became a professor of psychology and head of the laboratory of human neuropsychology until 2007 and perception (Human Neuropsychology and perception Laboratory). Koren continues to teach and pursue their research as a professor emeritus.

Outside the university classrooms Koren is known as a great lover of dogs. In addition to their formal academic activities, he has long studied the behavior of dogs, which led to the appearance of his articles in the international press and appearances on national television. He is an instructor at a training club dog `Vancouver Dog Obedience Training Club` and participated in a variety of competitions for training dogs across Canada. Its dogs lot of various awards and titles.

Throughout his career, Coren has written numerous professional and popular scientific articles in the field of psychology, including work processes sensory (vision and hearing), neuropsychology and cognitive processes. He has published over 400 papers in journals such as the `Science`,` Nature`, `The New England Journal of Medicine` and many others. His research has been marked by numerous awards, including membership in the Royal Society of Canada (Royal Society of Canada). One of his publications, `Sensation and Perception`, was recommended as required reading for students of universities and withstood six editions, is rooted not retired in 2007.

Research Koren, had the greatest influence on the development of psychology, can be divided into four subgroups. Firstly, it is the sensory processes - vision, visual processes, mechanisms of visual illusions, color blindness and TL - who were interested in Stanley Coren from the very beginning of his academic career. Second, the widespread public attention was drawn to the work of Stanley Coren on the study of left-handedness of the phenomenon, its causes and consequences. In particular, his research led Koren to the idea that left-handedness may be a marker for various psychological and physical problems. Press interested in this topic, began to appear when the results of research, claimed that left-handedness is often associated with difficult births. The third large group of his works associated with the direction of neuropsychology as a sleep study. And finally, the last and most popular group of works Koren is to examine the behavior of dogs and the relationship between man and dog. This departure from neuropsychological studies also marked the change in editorial policy Koren, when published in scientific journals were replaced by books, designed for a wider audience. Very popular was his book `Intelligence sobak` (The Intelligence of Dogs), information from which is widely cited in a list of 110 dog breeds classified in Intellect, obedience and ability to learn. His book `Why we love the dogs we do` examines how the identity of the owner affects relations with various breeds of dogs, and the book is based on interviews with more than six thousand people.

The last of nearly two dozen books Koren, `Do Dogs Dream? Nearly Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know`, published in 2012. In 2011, he was awarded the Medal of Maxwell (Maxwell Medal of Excellence) by the Association of American writers writing about dogs (Dog Writers Association of America).

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