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Do dogs really love us?

Wellington, Oct. 30 ( ANI ): A neuroscientist is trying to prove whether the dogs really do love their owners by training them to get in an MRI and scanning their brains.

About two years back, Gregory Berns, a professor of neuroeconomics, taught his dog, Callie, a shelter-rescued rat terrier, to walk into a (MRI) machine and sit there without moving, until scientists got thousands of images of her brain in order to map it, reported.

His quest began after he lost his 14-year-old pug, Newton.

Berns first-ever brain scans of non-sedated dogs revealed that a brain region that in humans lights up in anticipation of something pleasurable also lights up in dogs when the dogs are given scents of their humans. ( ANI )

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Date:Oct 30, 2013
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