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A group of Hungarian scientists have trained 11 dogs to stay motionless in a MRI brain scanner making it possible to run the same neuroimaging experiments on dogs and humans. Then, they captured and compared dogs' and humans' brain activity while listening to 200 dog and human sounds ranging from crying to laughing.
Dog brains have voice-sensitive regions that resemble those of humans, and the group noted striking similarities in the ways the dog and human brains process emotionally loaded sounds.
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