Dog brain scans show if they are looking at a happy or sad face

2019-03-31 10:05:01

Westend61 / Getty By Chris Baraniuk It’s not exactly reading a dog’s mind, but it’s at least having a sneak peek. Researchers can now work out what a dog is looking at, just by examining a scan of its brain. Over the last few years researchers have shown what dog owners long suspected: our furry friends can recognise human facial expressions. For instance, a 2015 study showed that dogs know the difference between a happy face and an angry face (Current Biology,