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“How dogs love us
Dagli esami del #Dott #Berns è emerso che il nucleo caudato dei cani, il ganglio del cervello che, negli esseri umani, si attiva quando anticipiamo concetti che associamo al piacere (ad esempio il cibo, l’amore, i soldi), è strutturato e funziona in modo molto simile a quello degli umani. Anche nei cani la sua attività aumenta se stimolato al pensiero di esperienze piacevoli. Durante l’esperimento è emerso che il nucleo caudato degli animali si attivava quando i ricercatori facevano un particolare gesto della mano che indicava che ci sarebbe stato un premio in cibo. Sensibili cambiamenti si notavano anche quando il cane percepiva odori umani e quando, nei test preliminari, il padrone tornava dopo essersi momentaneamente allontanato dal campo visivo dell’animale.
La ricerca è durata due anni e ha avuto come prima protagonista Callie, un terrier abbandonato che #Berns ha adottato dal canile. E’ toccato poi a dozzine di altri cani, trattati tutti non come cavie, macome esseri umani: “Abbiamo fatto firmare una liberatoria simile a quella utilizzata per i minori, firmata dal proprietario del cane. Abbiamo sottolineato che la partecipazione era volontaria e che il cane aveva il diritto di abbandonare l’esperimento”. Gli animali sono stati poi inseriti in una macchina per la risonanza magnetica, e qui sono emerse alcune difficoltà: l’apparecchio per la scansione è angusto e poco confortevole e, per poter effettuare la scansione, il soggetto deve rimanere completamente fermo; condizioni piuttosto stressanti per un animale, tanto più che sarebbe stato impossibile praticare l’anestesia (come consiglia il veterinario), che avrebbe impedito l’osservazione del cervello in attività. “Abbiamo usato solo il metodo del training positivo (un tipo di allenamento che consiste nel premiare l’animale quando svolge bene un compito, in genere con del cibo, ndr). Nessuna anestesia, nessuna forzatura. Se il cane non voleva entrare nella macchina della risonanza magnetica, era libero di non farlo. Così come possono farlo gli esseri umani
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Rispondo a chi ha detto che i cani non hanno sentimenti , scientificamente provato che invece hanno sentimenti,piangono e si emozionano anche solo con una carezza.
I cani sono capaci di provare emozioni. Lo dimostra una ricerca scientifica condotta da alcuni ricercatori americani e durata due anni.

La ricerca
Il professor #GregoryBerns, insieme ai suoi colleghi della #EmoryUniversity di #Atlanta, in #Georgia (USA), ha indagato, con una serie di prove, la capacità dei cani di provare emozioni.
Lo studio è stato condotto su una dozzina di cani, addestrati inizialmente a entrare spontaneamente all’interno di uno scanner. Questo strumento ha permesso, differentemente dalle precedenti ricerche sul comportamento dei cani, effettuate con la sola osservazione, di fotografare l’attività cerebrale dei nostri amici a quattro zampe.

I risultati
Di fronte a determinati stimoli – come una mano che indica del cibo o la presenza del proprietario – lo scanner ha registrato, in tutti i cani sottoposti all’esame, un’attività cerebrale nell’area del cervello chiamata nucleo caudato. La stessa che nel cervello umano è associata alle emozioni positive.

I cani provano emozioni
I risultati della ricerca dimostrano la presenza nei cani di una capacità di provareemozioni simile a quella dei bambini.
La ricerca, che aggiunge interessanti particolari agli studi su ciò che pensano di noi i nostri fidi amici, è stata pubblicata in un libro dal titolo “How dogs love us
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* Book: How dogs love us
* Amazon description: 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.

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It’s such a nice day today I couldn’t resist taking a book with me during lunch today. My current read is Gregory Berns’ “How Dogs Love Us.” I’m so fascinated by dog research. I love this paragraph where he says science (and indeed all studies) is to be questioned. Even as a history and ancient literature major I had amazing professors who encouraged me to think critically, that everything is subject to interpretation and education is not about memorizing. I take these lessons to heart when I tutor and mentor.
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"Until proven otherwise, I believe the right course of action is to assume that dogs (and probably many other kinds of animals) have a level of self-awareness emotion that bears more in common with humans than we had ever anticipated." Gregory Berns, How Dogs Love Us 🐕
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Man this book made me cry. It's so wonderful to finally have proof that a dog actually cares and thinks about us. Took me a while to finish it, been a bit busy but I definitely recommend this book and not just to vets but anyone out there that considers themselves a #dogperson. #dogpeople rule! ❤️
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Two great books that I would recommend for any dog lover
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I’ll be honest, there’s a good chance I only grabbed this book because Dexter’s twin was on the cover. 💁🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ However after reading the first few chapters I highly suggest any dog owners pick up a copy, great read if you’re interested what’s going on in their beautiful little heads.
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‘Maja’ has found a nice spot in grandma’s sofa.
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I recently read an article by Claudia Dreifus in New York Times (Sept. 8, 2017) about an animal neuroscientist, Gregory Berns from Emory University, who once wondered if his dog actually loved him – or just the food he provided. With the use of MRI scanners he found out that the vast number of the scanned dogs responded just as much to praise as to food/treats (in the reward centres of their brains), and about 20% of the dogs had even stronger responses to praise than to food. Another thing he found out was that dogs have dedicated centres in their brains for processing images of faces, so recognising faces is not something dogs learn from being around human – they are wired to look at faces. This was not known before his research. Useful research? Well, for training of service dogs for the police, the military and disabled people it is actually useful. But some of us of course knew all this already – now it’s just confirmed by science.
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"The vast majority of dogs love us at least as much as food," concludes neuroscientist Gregory Berns in a recent study at Emory University via The New York Times #doglove #morethantreats #bestfriend #happydogs #dogsofinstagram #doghugs #dogs #GregoryBerns #emoryuniversity #neuroscience #dogfood #newyorktimes #ilovedogs
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Just finished reading this book 📚 An insightful read for those interested in neuroscience and/or want to improve their iconoclastic thinking...a good read overall but some parts were too detailed in my opinion.
Thanks @vallekastattoozone for the bookmark
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"The key to improving dog-human relationships is through social cognition, not behaviorism. Positive reinforcement is a shortcut to train dogs, but it is not necessarily the best way to form a relationship with them. To truly live with dogs, humans need to become “great leaders.” Not dictators who rule by doling out treats and by threatening punishment, but leaders who respect and value their dog
Eventually, I came to the conclusion that the key to improving dog-human relationships is through social cognition, not behaviorism. Positive reinforcement is a shortcut to train dogs, but it is not necessarily the best way to form a relationship with them. To truly live with dogs, humans need to become “great leaders.” Not dictators who rule by doling out treats and by threatening punishment, but leaders who respect and value their dogs as sentient beings." #GregoryBerns @thedogproject How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain #greatbook #audible

As if I needed another reason to love dogs. This book is wonderful. ❤️🐶🐶🐶 #doglovers #howdogloveus #gregoryberns #furbabies #summerreads

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