Brain Scans Reveal What Dogs Really Think of Us

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    http://mic.com/articles/104474/brain-scans-reveal-what-dogs-really-think-of-us#.w2x887j1K

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    >Not only do dogs seem to love us back, they actually see us as their family. It turns out that dogs rely on humans more than they do their own kind for affection, protection and everything in between.

    >The scientists found that dog owners' aroma actually sparked activation in the "reward center" of their brains, called the caudate nucleus. Of all the wafting smells to take in, dogs actually prioritized the hint of humans over anything or anyone else.

    >According to Andics, dogs interact with their human caregivers in the same way babies do their parents. When dogs are scared or worried, they run to their owners, just as distressed toddlers make a beeline for their parents. This is in stark contrast to other domesticated animals: Petrified cats, as well as horses, will run away.

    >"Bonding with owners is much more important for dogs than other pets," said Andics.
     
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    what did we do to deserve dogs
     
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    Thanks science! Couldn't have figured this one out on my own...
     
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    There has never been any doubt in my mind that dogs see us as their family.

    If there is a dog around when a baby is born, that baby immediately becomes its little brother or sister.
     
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    This study was brought to you by the no shit department of the University of Wasted Funding.
     
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    Don't give dog owners anymore motivation to be weird with their animals.
     
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    was gonna write that we don't deserve dogs. they're proly angels in disguise being used to measure us since there's no reason not to treat them well
     
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    Cats are amazing. Why even bring them up? Rabbits can f*** off.
     
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    Dogs are awesome.
     
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    Rabbits are amazing. Why even bring them up? Guinea Pigs can f*** off.
     
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    also, dogs are incredible!
     
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    I highly doubt a study was required to bring this all to light.
     
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    Except when pits rip toddlers to shreds on the regular
     
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    Dogs are dope as fuck. Only thing on this damn planet that can love unconditional even when they have fucked up owners.
     
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    Bahaha, that was great.

    Thanks for posting!
     
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    I actually adopted a cat that the owner had to give up because he was moving.

    Completely changed my opinion of cats. Only had her for about 8 months.

    Sweetest thing. It was a hard time when she passed away.
     
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    the sin lies with the owner, not the mindless pet trained to do what it doesn't understand

    that's like blaming a gun for killing someone
     
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    maybe every kid torn to pieces by a pit was actually an evil person would of grown up to do terrible things?
     
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