Neuroscience May Confirm What Many Dog Lovers Already Know

Posted on November 1, 2013May 31, 2022Categories News, Research & Publications   Leave a comment on Neuroscience May Confirm What Many Dog Lovers Already Know

Dog owners regularly attribute emotions such as love and loyalty to their pets, and may be just as regularly dismissed for doing so. The Dog Project, being conducted by Dr. Gregory Berns, a neuroeconomist at Emory University in Atlanta, has detected canine brain activity suggesting that dog owners may have the last laugh. Dr. Berns studies “the neurological basis for individual preferences.” He uses functional MRIs (abbreviated as fMRI) to measure changes in key parts of people’s brains at a … Continue reading “Neuroscience May Confirm What Many Dog Lovers Already Know”