Emotional Dogs

According to a recent research project, it is believed that it can be proven dogs can tell whether a human is happy.  Scientists trained 8 dogs – mainly border collies – to lie still in an MRI scanner while they were shown images of strangers that had happy or neutral expressions.  The online preprint server reported that the team found a happy face produces a distinct and identifiable signature in a dog’s temporal lobe and other neural regions.

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    Written by Paula Grant – Communications Manager