“Dogs Are People, Too” is an article I came across in the NY Times this morning by Gregory Berns about research on dog brains. To quote:
FOR the past two years, my colleagues and I have been training dogs to go in an M.R.I. scanner — completely awake and unrestrained. Our goal has been to determine how dogs’ brains work and, even more important, what they think of us humans.
Now, after training and scanning a dozen dogs, my one inescapable conclusion is this: dogs are people, too.
Don’t know about you, but I found that totally amazing. Not the “dogs are people” part since The Gerret reminds me of that every day, but that they actually got dogs to voluntarily get into an MRI machine and sit still. Are you kidding me?