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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”.

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