Every dog owner does it. We look at those big, brown puppy eyes staring up at us and we think, “my dog loves me!” But are dogs capable of such emotions?
What dogs think and feel has been an age-old debate. But now there’s more concrete proof a dog’s brain responds to certain pleasures the same way a human brain does, like food and smells.
The New York Times published a study by a neuroscientist who was able to use an MRI to scan the brains of several dogs. It details interesting responses in brain activity and what those responses mean. A very cool read!