Do we love dogs as much as babies?

Sorry, dog lovers! Although humans can feel strong emotional attachments to their dogs, dogs may not experience the same type of attachment to humans.

Do We Love Dogs As Much As Babies?

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. One study found the same regions of the brain were activated when women were shown pictures of both their dog and their children. 00:38

  2. The substrania nigra and ventral tegmental area are parts of the brain responsible for feelings of happiness and love. 01:30

  3. People who are affectionate and interactive with their dogs tend to have dogs who reciprocate the behavior. 02:10

Written by Curiosity Staff October 14, 2014