Dr. Gregory Berns: How dogs love us

Gregory Berns, MD, PhD is the Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics at Emory University, where he directs the Center for Neuropolicy and Facility for Education & Research in Neuroscience. He is also a Professor in the Psychology Department and a founding member of the Society for Neuroeconomics.

In his TEDxAtlanta talk he discusses his research showing how the canine brain’s reward centers respond to the sight, sound, and smell of their owners as measured through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Do dogs miss us when we’re gone? Dr. Berns establishes a neural biomarker that shows they do in fact keep us in their memory and miss us during our absence.

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