MRI study hopes to unlock what dogs are thinking | The Raw Story

MRI studies have been done on dogs that were sedated or restrained, but Berns realized that if dogs who were awake and alert could be trained to hold perfectly still within the functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner, it would be possible to find out how their brains reacted to hand signals from their owners.

Two dogs were selected for the first phase of the study, a southern squirrel-hunting dog named Callie and a border collie named McKenzie. Both were trained to walk into the scanner and hold their heads perfectly still against a chin rest to ensure sharp images.

via MRI study hopes to unlock what dogs are thinking | The Raw Story.

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