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Canine and Human Functional MRI Comparisons

As the author notes, the implications of these studies take us far beyond the realm of dog-love and into some moral, legal, and ethical issues that will open a real Pandora’s Box… And that’s without considering the obvious which is that there’s a high probability that similar findings will occur in members of other species too.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/opinion/sunday/dogs-are-people-too.html

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  1. Christopher C Charles

    I was wondering if you had seen this as well. Very interesting, if not partially unsurprising, stuff.

    While only partially related, is there a limit to the size of the animal you can examine via fMRI? I’m still amazed they managed to get our canine friends to be still for so long. I couldn’t imagine a non-domesticated animal with that degree of patience…

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