Hungarian scientists have found that dogs are better at distinguishing between their relatives than people. In the experiments, the animals reacted to video images of other dogs, however, the frames with men and women did not attract their attention.
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The researchers conducted an experiment involving 30 volunteers and 20 animals. Scientists, using magnetic resonance imaging, monitored the reaction of dogs to the demonstration of video recordings of the faces of dogs and human faces. Experts have found that the brain of four-legged friends is actively working when there are shots with their relatives. At the same time, dogs reacted poorly to the faces of strangers, the same applies to the back of the heads of men and women.
Scientists in the experiment sought to better understand the work of the brain of dogs. In the course of the experiment, the researchers determined that dogs have a rather strong reaction to the gestures and voice of their owner than to the expression on his face. The findings of experts will help to better understand the attachment of domestic dogs to their owners and explain how pets perceive them, and then express their emotions.