Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: 'We could see her lungs through her skin' > Health-in-Motion 21 October 2016 Your dog probably understands more than you might think A new study suggests that your dog probably understands more than you might think and can tell when your praise for them is sincere. By scanning the brains of 13 family dogs from four different breeds Hungarian scientists discovered that the dogs were able to distinguish between positive and neutral words. According to American behavioural scientist Clive Wynne their work “provides the first evidence from inside a dog’s brain that there’s processing that depends on the meaning of a word and not just the tone of voice in which it is said”. 0 More: Daily Dose: 'We could see her lungs through her skin' Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Fitness This rape victim is helping survivors worldwide Partner Content Bringing life-changing tech to SA healthcare countywide Fitness The 5 biggest mistakes made by weightlifters Diet and nutrition Are you making this huge weight-loss mistake? Lifestyle Everything you need to know about bone density tests News GRAPHIC: Flesh-eating maggots dig into woman's arm From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Fill in our quick and easy survey and stand a chance of winning a R2000 voucher! What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.