The 'good boy' hormone: Researchers find oxytocin makes dogs focus on friendly smiling faces



Oxytocin, a hormone involved in social bonding, influences what dogs see and how they experience the world around them, a new study has found. 
Normally, dogs focus on the most remarkable aspect of a situation, for example threatening stimuli in scary situations - an important skill for survival. 
But the new study found that dogs under the influence of oxytocin were more likely to focus on smiling human faces than angry ones. 
'It seems that the hormone oxytocin influences what the dog sees and how it experiences the thing it sees,' say Sanni Somppi, a doctoral student at the University of... read more

 
20 November 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 45
Source: Daily Mail
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