The MTA-ELTE Research Group in Hungary held a recent study that shows dogs can understand and even react to human emotions. Attila Andics, a researcher from the group, explains that our pet pooches can process social information by using similar brain mechanisms as we humans do. The researcher conducted why we consider our dogs “Man’s Best Friend.”
An MRI brain scanner was used in order to examine how a human and a dog react to emotions. The researchers found out that dog and humans have “voice areas in similar locations.” Dogs are even known to be exceptionally good at reading human emotions that they are used to help patients in therapy.