I’m sure you’ve heard the argument before: your dog doesn’t really love you; he just acts that way because you feed him. But we know better, and now some scientists at Emory University think that they are on their way to proving this in the laboratory. We posted last October about how MRI data from dogs showed human-like emotions. Now the same researchers believe that they’ve located the part of the brain responsible for love:
“We hope to show that they love us for things far beyond food, basically the same things that humans love us for, like social comfort and social bonds.” Stay tuned. . .