New Science Says Your Dog Can Understand

dogincar(1)A new study published in the journal Cell, by Victoria Ratcliffe and David Reby, should lend some relief to dog owners who enjoy talking with their pets. The new research indicates that if you are one of them: you’re probably not as crazy as your friends sometimes like to joke about.

The study found that dogs actually interpret human speech in much the same way you or I do: by putting sounds together into coherent words (so interpretation based on meaning) using the left hemisphere, and figuring out the emotions and gender of the speaker using the right hemisphere. This did this by playing sound clips that varied in terms of content and sound, evaluating the dogs’ responses based on which direction their heads turned when responding to the recorded messages.

The study found that dogs showed a significant LH bias when presented with a familiar spoken command in which the salience of meaningful phonemic (segmental) cues was artificially increased but a significant RH bias in response to commands in which the salience of intonational or speaker-related (suprasegmental) vocal cues was increased. In other words, the study found that the dogs were far more likely to turn left when hearing a familiar cue, but more likely to turn right when the sounds didn’t add up: much like you or I.

This isn’t the biggest surprise, and in fact it’s something most animal lovers have “known” for quite a long time. It provides further evidence for the theory that our animal companions are capable of understanding more than a simple Pavlovian connection between a bell and food. Indeed this new research helps emphasize the difference between cats and dogs when contrasted with a 2013 study from the University of Tokyo, which showed that cats can recognize their owner calling them but simply don’t care.

downloadAlthough humans have a larger neo-cortex than our animal compatriots, allowing for more dynamic learning, we are not alone in being able to assemble tones into coherent ideas and understanding. Indeed, magpies, crows, and ravens may surpass humans in a dimension of this: they are able to pass on learned visual cues to the next generation through an unknown mechanism. So even though we may be the kings of dynamic and abstract learning, we certainly aren’t the only species capable of conscious interaction with the world.
How much, and to what degree, our animal companions can understand us remains to be seen. Certainly, an increasing volume of research indicates that they understand more than many of us give them credit for.

Source: http://www.exposingtruth.com/new-science-says-dog-can-understand/#ixzz3XDUFO95S

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I love this article! I live with 4 dogs and we are indeed talking a lot by telepathic communication. They know everything that goes on in my mind. When we walk, in the early morning hours, they tell me clearly where they want to go; who they want to visit and what type of games they want to play. We also exchange opinions on peoples energies and trustworthiness. I love that we have this relationship. That we feel free and comfortable enough with each other, to allow our minds to be open and receptive.
Enjoy lovely people!!!

Blessings Edith

Have you ever experienced communicating with Animals or Birds … without having said a word or uttered a sound ? Telepathic communication with other intelligent entities is something we humans too are capable of doing, if only we can get past our limiting, fear based thoughts and perceptions of the external world …
Anna Breytenbach is one such person who has dedicated her life to what she calls inter-species communication. She sends detailed messages to animals through pictures and thoughts. She then receives messages of remarkable clarity back from the animals.


Anna can feel the scars hidden under a monkeys fur, she can understand the detailed story that is causing a birds trauma, she transforms a deadly snarling leopard into a relaxed content cat – the whole animal kingdom comes alive in a way never seen before – wild birds land on her shoulders, fish gather around her when she swims, and wild unfamiliar baboons lie on her body as if she is one of their own.

Here is another working link, in case the ones above don’t work …


Source: http://www.psychedelicadventure.net/2013/11/talking-to-animals-animal-communicator.html