The clip shows Gregory Berns at Emory University conducting a groundbreaking studyto scan the brains of alert dogs to try to figure out what they’re thinking:
According to Business Insider, the readings on the MRIs measured the dogs’ responses to human signals. Here's what they found:
In the first experiment, the dogs were trained to respond to hand signals. One signal meant the dog would receive a hot dog treat, and another signal meant it would not receive one. The caudate region of the brain, associated with rewards in humans, showed activation in both dogs when they saw the signal for the treat, but not for the no-treat signal.
Pretty fascinating stuff. Who knows, maybe someday we might be able to have a real conversation with our canine pals.