Dogs’ brains ‘not hardwired’ to respond to human faces

Dogs’ brains ‘not hardwired’ to respond to human faces

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By: Nicola Davis Science correspondent | Dogs’ brains ‘not hardwired’ to respond to human faces | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Study of brain activity shows no difference when dogs see back or front of a head

Dog owners might love their pet’s endearing puppy dog eyes and cute furry features, but it turns out the doggy brain is just as excited by the back of our heads as the front.

For despite having evolved facial expressions that tug on the heartstrings of owners, researchers have found that unlike humans, dogs do not have brain regions that respond specifically to faces.

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