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Humans and dogs evolved to listen for emotional cues

| | February 21, 2014

Dog and human brains turn out to be surprisingly similar, at least where communication and emotions are concerned, a new study finds.

The research, published in the journal Current Biology, is the first to compare brain functions between humans and any non-primate animal. It found that both dogs and humans evolved to listen for emotion when someone communicates.

We humans can tell if a person or dog sounds happy or sad, for example, or if he or she is ready to fight. Dogs can do the same.

Read the full, original story: Dogs and Humans Are Hardwired to Listen

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