An extremely interesting article just published by the NYTimes: “Dogs are people too!”

“The ability to experience positive emotions, like love and attachment, would mean that dogs have a level of sentience comparable to that of a human child. And this ability suggests a rethinking of how we treat dogs.”

One caveat though, ‘not all dogs are raised equal’: “For the past two years, my colleagues and I have been training dogs to go in an M.R.I. scanner — completely awake and unrestrained. Our goal has been to determine how dogs’ brains work and, even more important, what they think of us humans.” This amount of interaction with humans must have surely changed something in their brains. It cannot be that humans might have any monopoly when it comes to neuroplasticity