Can Your Dog Understand What You’re Saying?

August 31, 2016 - Animal behavior researchers in Hungary have found evidence that dogs can understand both the content and the tone of human speech. Using a noninvasive medical scanner, the scientists viewed images of brain activity in their trained dog subjects. Much as in humans, the dogs processed information about tone of voice in the right brain hemisphere and showed reactions to specific vocabulary in the left hemisphere. One application of the findings might be better communication between people and dogs.

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