What is Your Dog Thinking? Brain Scans Offer Glimpse at Canine Thought Process

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Many dog lovers make all kinds of inferences about how their pets feel about them, but no one has captured images of actual canine thought processes — until now.

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.

30 thoughts on “What is Your Dog Thinking? Brain Scans Offer Glimpse at Canine Thought Process”

  1. Very interesting. I’m considering collaborating with a professor here on a research study with dogs which goes beyond the human-animal bond and intelligence.

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  2. It would take a scientist to have to “prove” that a dog thinks. Wow. All you have to do is watch them and you can tell they think….

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