Dogs Are Capable of Showing Empathy Towards Humans

Good friends are loyal and stick by you no matter what, and that’s true when it comes to man’s best friend. We’ve all read about faithful dogs  — from courageous canines who saved their owners’ lives to dedicated dogs who stayed by their loved ones’ sides even after death. There’s a fascinating article in the New York Times by “neuroeconomics” professor Gregory Burns where he describes his latest work studying dogs. After training and scanning the brains of dozens of them, he says he’s left with the inescapable conclusion that “dogs are people, too.”  Brain scans show that dogs are as conscious as human children.

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