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Dogs are people, too

But now, by using the M.R.I. to push away the limitations of behaviorism, we can no longer hide from the evidence. Dogs, and probably many other animals (especially our closest primate relatives), seem to have emotions just like us. And this means we must reconsider their treatment as property.

In a fascinating piece in the NY Times, Gregory Berns talks about what he learned by studying dogs’ brain activity in an MRI scanner. His conclusion: dogs are people, too (sort of).

Via Nishant Kothary

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