Skip to comments.Scientist Says New Research Proves 'Dogs Are People Too'
Posted on 10/07/2013 11:32:27 AM PDT by blam
Scientist Says New Research Proves 'Dogs Are People Too'
By Kelli Bender
Oct 7th 2013
Do you ever think that your dog knows exactly how you feel? It probably does. According to the Daily Mail U.K., Gregory Berns, a professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University, has discovered that dogs have emotions just like humans.
Through the use of MRI scans, Berns discovered that dogs and humans use the same part of their brains to feel. The professor started his research hoping to find out how a dog's brain works and what the animals think of humans.
In veterinary practices, dogs are put under an anesthetic to obtain an MRI so they don't become stressed by the procedure. For Berns' work, he needed his dog patients to be alert so he could observe their true brain functions. To overcome this obstacle, Berns and a dog trainer worked to teach the professor's dog to sit through an MRI simulator. After months of training and work with a real MRI machine, Berns and his dog were able to get the first maps of canine brain activity.
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Of course they are. In fact, several dogs I know are nicer than some people I know.
My cat almost jumps out of his skin to see me after I come home after a long trip.
This will morph into another Democrat voter registration drive.
And why not? Any Democrat will tell you animals already have more rights than an unborn child.
click the arrow to see the differences...*smiles*
I’ve seen times when two of my dogs showed real compassion, once for my father when he wss really down and once for me in the same kind of situation. I’ve also seen jealousy, just like human jealousy. No real question about whether they have human emotions; they do.
Great just what we need more Liberal stupidity in animorphizing animals.
Animals are not humans and you can not give animals human rights without lowering the value of human life.
Once you raise the value of animals to equate their worth to that of humans you have lowered the value of human life to that of an animal.
There is no way around it. If a dogs life is worth the same as a humans then a human life is worth no more than that of a dog.
Months of intense training, to have a dog sit still, proves dogs are people too. Hmm...
I’m sensing a nut bag here. And I am a dog lover, a dog is a dog, is a dog.
Until my Yorkie writes a book as good as The Great Gatsby, she’s still a mutt to me!
The more I am around people the more I prefer to be around my dogs.
A dog is a dog but a dog is not a wolf. I think all the thousands of years of domestication have bred many desirable traits and uses into dogs, including companionship, which would require some emotions to match ours.
One of the differences between my ex-wife and my dogs was that my dogs were happier to see me the later I got home at night.
Well clearly, your Yorkie is just not drunk enough. But watch out f you have a iPad, there’s been a spate of Yorkies posting risque selfies to owners FB pages.
Some poor dog had to sit through months of MRI testing?
They discovered that dogs have emotions? Wow! modern science never ceases to amaze. /s
Which is also the reason, IHMO, that cultures that reject Dogs, are inhuman.
It is also true that baby humans in the womb are fully capable of sentiment and sentient thought. Imagine the horror experienced by those tens of millions who have been butchered in their mother’s womb.
As goofy as this is (regarding their purpose), I admit to often wondering something like, “What is she (my dog) thinking?”
My dog tells on herself if she’s misbehaved while we were gone. How does she remember that she stole thawing meat out of the sink and ate it all after the fact. Why does she behave as she has been trained when we are around but is sneaky when we are not? She knows not to get on the furniture and never does while we are there. But she doesn’t realize that the warm spot and a bit of dog hair is evidence. She jumps off as soon as she hears us coming. She doesn’t beg and would never counter cruze while we were home, but knows when no-one is watching (like a 4 or 5 year old).
I’ve seen signs of problem solving and logic too. She moved a table once right in front of us to get her ball that was pinned next to the couch. I told her to move it back but she just looked at me. She is allowed to sleep on our kids beds (only). When the kids are sick, she hangs out pretty close and will stay in bed with them.
So, I would be interested in learning something truly scientific about their 1) memory 2) logic/problem solving ability 3) emotionality and how the three are connected. Just not with an angle to “get pets more rights”. She’s still a dog.
Which would be a step up for some people.........
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