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Don't you just love 'scientists'?

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Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 31 Jul 2013 14:05

"Is your dog really happy to see you? Scientists discover how canines DO use expressions to show their emotions"

well what do you know!

"'Canids are highly social and communicate using an abundant array of facial expressions.
'These communication methods might play an important role in their communication with humans.'
Earlier this year psychologists in the United States concluded owners were able to detect emotions in the facial expression of their pets.
Dr Tina Bloom, from Walden University, in Minneapolis, found that people could detect happy, sad, surprised and frightened expressions in dogs.
Her findings have suggested that humans have developed a natural empathy with dogs after evolving side by side for thousands of years."

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 31 Jul 2013 14:09

Do we really have to waste money on experiments like that ...OK go on then someone tell me I've got it all wrong. Still think money could be put to a better use. Bah!

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 31 Jul 2013 14:20

Nolls it was scientists in Japan (and America for the latter quote), they could just have asked on here though lol :-)


Potty Report 31 Jul 2013 14:29

Actually, it's the other end of my dogs that tells me they are happy to see me! Wag, wag.


Andysmum Report 31 Jul 2013 16:32

Talking of money wasting.... many years ago a grant was given to some students to study parking problems in Brighton.

After two years they came up with their conclusions -- parking was a lot more difficult in summer than winter.

(For anyone who doesn't know Brighton - it is full of tourists in summer!!)


JustGinnie Report 31 Jul 2013 17:48

We have to keep them occupied somehow or they (scientists) would get up to allsorts of mischief ;-)

Andysmum, :-D :-D