Dogs may be able to tell difference between speech patterns, study finds

Dogs may be able to tell difference between speech patterns, study finds

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By: Nicola Davis Science correspondent | Dogs may be able to tell difference between speech patterns, study finds | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Dogs react differently to speech and non-speech when listening to human voices, say researchers

Dogs may appear to have selective hearing when it comes to commands but research suggests they are paying attention to human chit-chat.

Researchers – who arranged for headphone-wearing dogs to listen to excerpts from the novella The Little Prince – revealed the brains of our canine companions can tell the difference between speech and non-speech when listening to human voices, and show different responses to speech in an unfamiliar language.

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