Do animals have feelings like humans do? It’s an important question that receives a different answer from nearly everyone. Up until recently, the only way to study an animal emotions was through observing them. However, you can easily argue this perspective is skewed toward a human’s perception of the situation.


With modern technology, our understanding of emotion and the animal brain can take a deeper look. If you’re a dog owner, you probably already feel that your pooch exhibits emotions, but now you can use new research to support your theory. Professor of neuroeconomics Gregory Berns conducted an extensive study in which dogs were placed in MRI machines and stimulated to see if they showed similar emotional responses as humans. Learn exactly how Bern’s accomplished this in the video below.