Chicken study complicates brain size and domestication assumptions

One of the issues I’m most careful with in looking at domestication literature is claims about brain size reduction. Brain size reduction from wolf to dog is a way more complex topic than some popularizers of science would have you … Continue reading

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More memes for the 13-year-old-boy part of my brain

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New Study Links Owner’s Scent to Pleasure Center in a Dog’s Brain

National Geographic is reporting on a recently completed study from Emory University that uses magnetic resonance imaging to see what areas of a dog’s brain are activated by various scents. Study author Gregory Berns’ first task was to teach 12 … Continue reading

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