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Does My Dog Know What I'm Thinking?

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Do you ever talk to your dog? Do they ever talk back? Humans and dogs have a truly amazing relationship, developed along an evolutionary journey that goes back nearly 10,000 years. Do they really understand what we say, think, and feel? Recent research suggests dogs know more about our language and emotions than you might think.

CORRECTION: Chaser is a she. Oops!

Meet Chaser the border collie: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/18/sci... 
See Chaser in action: https://www.youtube.com/user/pilleyjw 

Dogs can process words’ emotion separate from meaning: http://www.cell.com/current-biology/p... 

Left-gaze bias in dogs and humans: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3... 

Charles Darwin’s “Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals” https://archive.org/details/expressio... 

Decoding dog barks: http://www.apa.org/monitor/may05/dogs... 

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