Study Shows That Petting Dogs Is Very Good For You

According to a new study published in the journal “Plus One,” it is actually good for our brains to pet dogs. As dog lovers, we already knew this, but researchers put brain scanners on people and had them pet a stuffed animal and then a live dog to compare the results…

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When the test subjects petted the real dog, it showed a big boost to brain activity. It specifically affected the frontal cortex, the part of the brain that handles how we think and feel. As much of a “duh” moment that this may be, it’s neat to see some tangible results to confirm the notion. 🙂