What It’s Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience

Do dogs have feelings similar to humans? Scientist Gregory Berns has been studying the brains of dogs for several years by taking MRI brain scans of dogs. his findings have lead him to the conclusion “dogs are people, too.”

Read more about Dr. Berns' research finding in this article: Dogs Are People Too Says Neuroscientist



Does your dog really love you? Neuroscientist Gregory Berns used an MRI machine to find out.

What is it like to be a dog? A bat? Or a dolphin? To find out, neuroscientist Gregory Berns and his team began with a radical step: they taught dogs to go into an MRI scanner–completely awake. They discovered what makes dogs individuals with varying capacities for self-control, different value systems, and a complex understanding of human speech. And dogs were just the beginning. In What It’s Like to Be a Dog, Berns explores the fascinating inner lives of wild animals from dolphins and sea lions to the extinct Tasmanian tiger. Much as Silent Spring transformed how we thought about the environment, so What It’s Like to Be a Dog will fundamentally reshape how we think about–and treat–animals. Groundbreaking and deeply humane, it is essential reading for animal lovers of all stripes.

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Basic Books; 1 edition (September 5, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0465096247
ISBN-13: 978-0465096244
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

More about the author
Gregory Berns, M.D., Ph.D., is the Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics at Emory University. His research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, Nature, Money, New Scientist, Psychology Today, and on CNN, NPR, ABC, and the BBC. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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