Wednesday, August 31, 2016

New brain scans of dogs reveal that our pets hear both the words we say and how we say them.

For people, both the word and intonation are important, but no one knew—until now—whether that was also the case for dogs. In a study published August 29 in Science, scientists found the canine brain also processes the information in a similar way as humans: The left hemisphere of the dogs’ brains responded to the word itself, and their right hemisphere responded to intonation.
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