We have all heard the old saying, "Dog is man's best friend" - but do dogs REALLY love their owners?
That's exactly what Emory University professor Gregory Berns set to find out in a recent study he did on a variety of dogs.
Professor Berns performed MRI's on the dogs - training them to hold still during the procedure.
What he found out was that a dog's brain works very similar to that of a human's brain. The MRI's revealed similar activity in the region of the brain called the caudate nucleus. Bottom line, the data suggests dogs love us and miss us when we're not around.
The complete findings can be found in a new book written by Professor Berns "How Dogs Love Us : A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain."