Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What is your dog thinking? Dogs undergo brain scans

This article is so very interesting! Emory University researchers have developed a new methodology to scan the brains of alert dogs and explore the minds of the oldest domesticated species. The technique uses harmless functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), the same tool that is unlocking secrets of the human brain.

Fido's expressive face, including those longing puppy-dog eyes, may lead owners to wonder what exactly is going on in that doggy's head. Scientists decided to find out, using brain scans to explore the minds of our canine friends.

The researchers, who detailed their findings May 2 in the open-access journal PLoS ONE, were interested in understanding the human-dog relationship from the four-legged perspective.

Read the full article herehttp://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/05/08/doggy-daydreams-brain-scans-reveal-fido-thoughts/#ixzz1uHdHShOM

Learn more about your dog: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Dogs

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