fMRI study points to reward centre in dog’s brain

A new study has pointed to a reward centre in the brain of dogs.

The research by Emory University used functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). The results showed a response in the caudate region of the brain when the animals were shown a hand signal indicating they would receive food.

The lead researcher, Gregory Berns, says that the study lays the foundation for exploring the neural biology and cognitive activity of dogs.

Read more at Emory University