Tag Archives: dog science

New Scientific Study Looks at the Brains of “Dog Moms”


Written by: Phil Monahan

Researchers looked at what happens when women look at their kids and their dogs.
Photo via nationalgeographic.com

An interesting article in the Phenomena section of nationalgeographic.com describes new researched focused on the brains of women at the moment that they look at images of children and dogs. Many dog owners already refer to their pooches as their. . .

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New Experiments with Brain Scans Show Striking Similarities Between Dogs and Humans


Written by: Phil Monahan

Golden retrievers and border collies pose by the MRI machine.
Photo by Borbala Ferenczy, via wired.com

We’ve posted a couple of times about scientists are using MRO brain scans to gain a better understanding of how dogs’ minds work. (See here and here.) A new article on wired.com describes some remarkable results from. . .

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Video: Ever Wonder Exactly How Your Dog Drinks? Scientists Have the Answer


Written by: Phil Monahan

Anyone who has ever watched a dog drink—and witnessed the often messy aftermath—has wondered just what’s happening with all that tongue lapping and lip smacking. Well, here’s your answer. By employing super high-speed cameras, researchers discovered that dogs form their tongues into an inverted ladle, scooping water into the mouth. Case solved, right?

Not so fast.

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Bacteria On Dog Lovers’ Skin Reveal Their Affection


Written by: Phil Monahan

Mango shows off the bacteria living on her tongue, which also flourish on her owner’s skin.
photo via npr.org

Well, it looks like there really is such as thing as a dog person.

Humans who share their homes with canines also share the similar bacterial houseguests on their skin, ecologists Tuesday in the. . .

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