Have you ever thought that your dog understood what you were saying? A group of scientists discovered that lomitos distinguish both intonation and words that we use when talking to them.
According to the study published in the journal Science, the dog’s brain processes intonation and the words we manipulate in a similar way to how humans do.
Attila Andiks, lead researcher, and colleagues noted that domestication could lead to the development of brain structures responsible for processing linguistic and auditory information.
Recent research, in which Andics was also involved, indicates that dogs not only separate words and tones, but follow the same steps as the human brain when processing them. That is, they use the oldest part of their brain to make inflections, while the cerebral cortex deals with the language itself.
In this regard, Andyks noted, this is important because they are animals that lack language. However, they can understand our words perfectly.
On the other hand, Terence Deacon, a neurologist at the University of Berkeley, commented on National Geographic It is possible that human language evolved by following these same patterns through the nervous system until we developed our language abilities.
Meanwhile, Andyx added that after spending about 10,000 years with humans, dogs use these abilities specifically to understand our emotions.
“This helps explain why they are such good companions for us,” the researcher concluded.