Researchers measuring brain activity with non-invasive electroencephalography (EEG) on awake dogs to find out how they learn words.(Credits: Vivien Reicher / SWNS)A dog’s brain cannot tell the difference between similar sounding words such as dog and dig, according to a new study.
Both dogs and humans, however, do have a brain region that sparks when a member of the same species comes into view.“Faces are central to human visual communication … and human brains are also specialized for faces,” study co-author Attila Andics, an animal behavior researcher at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, said in an email.
Asher said she hoped the findings would help owners be more understanding of their dogs and cut them some slack, noting there is a spike in owners taking their dogs to shelters when the animals hit puberty.“Perhaps they are not misbehaving just because they are naughty, but it is just like in humans – the hormones are raging and there are things going on in the brain,” she said.
She said: ‘I get people say ‘if you can go horseback riding, why are you making him pick up that piece of trash?’ Well, the fact is, even though I’m doing good, it doesn’t mean that I don’t need his help – and you can always change.
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Feltman reports that the study showed “a common network of brain regions involved in emotion, reward, affiliation, visual processing and social cognition” when mothers viewed images of their own children and dogs. "Patterns of Brain Activation When Mothers View Their Own Child and Dog: An FMRI Study."
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The survey looked at how cute participants found the photographs, and the level of cute aggression they experienced in response. (Picture: Getty)Stavropoulos said: ‘There was an especially strong correlation between ratings of cute aggression experienced toward cute animals and the reward response in the brain toward cute animals.
According to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, the cause of freezing is unknown, but stressful situations may trigger episodes. The experience taught Sierra that she was able to break out of “freezing” episodes by use of an alternative movement—petting the cat had unlocked the brain "freeze." “Now, when my hand "sticks" to an armrest, I free it by clapping my hands.
The dogs may show greater brain activity in response to a new word because they sense their owners want them to understand what they are saying, and they are trying to do so, the researchers suggested."Dogs ultimately want to please their owners, and perhaps also receive praise or food," said study senior author and neuroscientist Gregory Berns.