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Dogs really can chase away loneliness

Feeling lonely? A dog may help. Our research out today confirms what many dog owners already know: dogs are great companions that can help you to feel less lonely. Cuddles and slobbery kisses, meeting other dog owners in the park and a general lift in mood all likely help. But our study, published today in [...]

By |2019-11-08T11:48:23+11:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Our Dogs Can Read Our Minds: The New Neuroscience of Animal Brains and Understanding

We might well wonder, though, whether animals do go beyond reading the expressions of emotions, and understand what others are thinking. In the quest to identify what might be unique to the human mind, one might well ask whether non-human animals have a theory of mind. In fiction, perhaps, they do. Eeyore, the morose donkey [...]