How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain (Hardcover)

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    The powerful bond between humans and dogs is one that’s uniquely cherished. Loyal, obedient, and affectionate, they are truly “man’s best friend.” But do dogs love us the way we love them? Emory University neuroscientist Gregory Berns had spent decades...

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    The powerful bond between humans and dogs is one that’s uniquely cherished. Loyal, obedient, and affectionate, they are truly “man’s best friend.” But do dogs love us the way we love them? Emory University neuroscientist Gregory Berns had spent decades using MRI imaging technology to study how the human brain works, but a different question still nagged at him:What is my dog thinking?

    After his family adopted Callie, a shy, skinny terrier mix, Berns decided that there was only one way to answer that question—use an MRI machine to scan the dog’s brain. His colleagues dismissed the idea. Everyone knew that dogs needed to be restrained or sedated for MRI scans. But if the military could train dogs to operate calmly in some of the most challenging environments, surely there must be a way to train dogs to sit in an MRI scanner.

    With this radical conviction, Berns and his dog would embark on a remarkable journey and be the first to glimpse the inner workings of the canine brain. Painstakingly, the two worked together to overcome the many technical, legal, and behavioral hurdles. Berns’s research offers surprising results on how dogs empathize with human emotions, how they love us, and why dogs and humans share one of the most remarkable friendships in the animal kingdom.

    How Dogs Love Us answers the age-old question of dog lovers everywhere and offers profound new evidence that dogs should be treated as we would treat our best human friends: with love, respect, and appreciation for their social and emotional intelligence.

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    ISBN 9780544114517
    Genre PETS / Dogs / General
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 248
    Publisher Date 2013-10-22 00:00:00.0
    Publisher New Harvest
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.0 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain
    Edition Number 1
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Berns, Gregory

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    • MY DAUGHTER IS INTERESTED IN NEUROSCIENCE

      FOR ANY PERSON WHO IS INTERESTED IN UNDERSTANDING DOGS AND THAT AMAZING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MAN AND DOG, YES, I THINK THIS IS A WONDERFUL BOOK. IT WAS BOUGHT FOR A CHRISTMAS GIFT AND SO I WILL NOT KNOW JUST WHAT MY DAUGHTER THINKS OF THE BOOK UNTIL IT IS OPENED AND READ

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