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Dogs Have Feelings Too, Brain Scans Prove It


Science & Tech  (tags: dogs, brain scans, neuroscience, study, technology, feelings, humans )

Giana
- 443 days ago - health.yahoo.net
Advances in neuroscience stand to revolutionize the way society views dogs. Together with his adopted black terrier, neuroscientist Gregory Berns of Emory University has begun to run magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans on canines.



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Natasha Salgado (579)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 6:58 am
All animals are feeling beings...more so than us most likely.
 

diane Traynor (7)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 3:57 am
They show fear,sadness,joy,and loyalty,they most definately have feelings,,
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 4:12 am
noted and signed
 

Kath P. (10)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 4:14 am
ALL animals have feelings. Not sure why a test was needed to figure that out.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 4:48 am
ty
 

Fi T. (16)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 5:50 am
Don't abuse our loyal furry friends
 

Jav R. (0)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 8:05 am
Evidente
 

Aileen AWAY P. (37)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 8:27 am
Thank you.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 12:31 pm
This is obvious to every animal lover.
 

Barbara V. (51)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 12:53 pm
How stupid can you get. Some dolt does a brain scan to see if dogs have feelings? For God's sake--anyone who has a brain and contact with a dog can SEE that. Cats are VERY emotional creatures. In fact, ALL animals have tremendous feeling, which is more than I can say for so many cut-off humans. Animals are far closer to God (however you want to interpret him) than we are. You can shout religion all you want, but few--very few--humans are truly connected to the universe. Animals have it all over us--they never did cut themselves off..
 

Roger Garin-michaud (114)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 1:16 pm
noted, thanks
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:09 pm
Noted
 

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:22 pm
GOD IS WONDERFUL AND MADE US A PARADISE HUMANS HAVE JUST RUINED WITH DISOBEDIENCE AND SIN...BUT BY JESUS' SECOND COMING IT WILL BE RESTORED AGAIN FOR THE WORTHY ONLY, FOR THOSE THAT ARE SAVED AND BELIEVE JESUS IS THE ONE AND ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN.
 

Sheri Schongold (7)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:25 pm
I don't need no dumb brain scan to tell me that dogs have feelings. All you have to do is live with one for a while and you will see all the emotions we have on their faces. Treat them like the brain rich animals that they are.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 5:44 pm
Noted. I absolutely agree they have feelings. I don't know how any dog owner/lover could even consider they don't. But, it's good that there is now proof positive....maybe it will help stop some of the horrible cruelty to them.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:08 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:13 pm
Why would anyone doubt that dogs have feelings?
 

Tom Sullivan (98)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 8:06 pm
Plus the fact that doggies are more loving for humans, than humans do, will take a doggie any day
 

Colleen L. (2)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 9:58 pm
Yes they do. They are very loving. Thanks Giana
 

Karen Chestney (111)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 10:21 pm
Thank-you for this article. It is very interesting. I've lived with dogs all my life and I never doubted that they have "feelings".
 

Ruth S. (298)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 6:55 am
Duh!
 

Syd Henley (0)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 4:48 pm
It does not need over paid scientists with MRI scanners and other kit to discover that dogs have feelings and emotions. You only have to live with a dog for a short while to know that he or she can very clearly show emotions and feelings of happiness, sorrow, sadness and all the other range of emotions that we as humans can express in words. Just because they cannot speak in our language, does not mean they are immune from feeling and emotion. You only have to look into their eyes and watch their body language to understand what they are feeling.
 

Robert Hardy (68)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 9:45 pm
Don't know why we needed this research. Just needed to own a dog for more than 10 minutes. Very emotional.
 

Oleg Kobetz (105)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 7:20 am
TY
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 10:43 am
Thanks, I think many of us donīt need this research to prove it. But it is great for the skeptics....
 

Klaus Peters (13)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 6:31 am
It is not difficult to see that animals have feelings, moods, happy days and bad days just like humans. We do not need highly paid scientists to tell us that. My dogs have taught me that over the years.
Our latest dog, a Rotti, has also taught me that dogs apart from emotional fluctuations can also have a real short fuse when they have a problem, for instance a sore, even a bath and the latest a knee problem. If he is in a shitty mood he definitely has a genuine problem and gets very snappy. If animals could talk and tell you!
 
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