Just saw this posted on Facebook and I thought I’d share it. I remember a few years ago reading that an adult dog’s brain can be as complex in thought as a 2-3 year old child’s mind. Some people probably wouldn’t understand that, I blame it on shortsightedness of how animals are and how much thought they actually have.
Take my girls for that matter, they are full of emotions and thoughts and they are extremely smart. But don’t take my word for it, check out this snippet from the article from iO9:
Last year, neuroeconomics professor Gregory Burns analyzed the canine caudate nucleus — a key brain region shared by humans and dogs, and one that’s associated with the anticipation of things we enjoy, like food, love, and material things. Burns’s scans led him to conclude that dogs are as conscious as human children.
To read the rest of this article, go to: iO9