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Are Dogs More Human Than We Realize?

Animals  (tags: dogs, science, brain scan, intellegence )

- 1997 days ago -
A neuroscientist trains his dog to sit quietly in an MRI machine and discovers a level of awareness so acute he believes we should start treating dogs more like persons.


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Joanna W (71)
Friday November 1, 2013, 7:56 am

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Friday November 1, 2013, 8:22 am
We should start treating all (most?) animals more like persons - I (try to) do so!
Thank you Judy

Past Member (0)
Friday November 1, 2013, 9:27 am
Absolutely they are and more so than many of us pathetic peeps. Thx Judy

Kailey Klein (11)
Friday November 1, 2013, 9:41 am
I loved this! Thank you so much, Judy, for sharing!

Ilona V (0)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 1:52 pm
Of course they are!!!

Sunday November 3, 2013, 2:40 am
yes,they are

Pam B (12)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:14 am
Interesting thanks. Reminds me of the African Grey Parrot ' Alex' who completely interacted with the female scientist who studied him over a long period of years. Yes, animals DO feel emotions and interact with their human partners.

. (0)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:29 am
Je suis certaine qu'ils le sont davantage que bien des hommes.

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:41 am
They are not different from the human

Mari 's (1356)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 3:49 am
"You are a human animal. We are a very special breed. Were not the only Animal we can think, who can reason but can read." Member that song? Think we forget we are also animals just as dogs. Changed the last line so it would be realistic.

Carmen S (611)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 4:41 am
Very interesting, thanks Judy for sharing this, seems like anyone who has spent time around dogs would have noticed this.

Sarah h (25)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 4:47 am
nice to see science confirming hunches/experience of many..when youo think how many different things a sheepdog/guide-dog/police etc can do-and on their own initiative...-it makes sense too..It;s probably in most people to understand-thinking of the deep response of many children(and adults) to talking animals in narnia...

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 5:32 am
It would be surprising if dogs did not display seemingly human traits because they have been domesticated for thousands of years.I had a dog that I swear knew what I was saying.One instance of this was when I jokingly said to Jackie if you want to go out get your lead.To my great surprise and to the rest of the family he did just that without ever having been taught or having been told to do so by anyone In order to get his lead he had to jump up a good height to get the lead off the hook..After such a long association with humans it's no surprise if these animals are showing signs of evolution. My father inlaw God bless him used to say that the only reason monkeys didn't talk was that if they did we would send them out to work.

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 6:47 am
But of course! :-)

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 7:21 am
Dogs are more human than most humans.

Gail Ring (89)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 7:32 am
yes I think they can be absolutely.... a best friend...

kate K (481)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 8:21 am
Yes they are indeed so clever

Danuta Watola (1251)
Monday November 4, 2013, 1:41 am
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