Have you ever wondered how your dog feels about you? Does your dog love you for the food you provide, or do you both share an emotional connection?
These questions fascinated Gregory Berns, a neuroscientist at Emory University, after his beloved pug “Newton” died. And after five years of research, Berns and his team have some answers. In his new book, “What It’s Like to Be a Dog,” Berns takes a deep dive into the brains of dogs – along with many other animals – to provide insight and raise awareness of the mental lives of these animals.
Gregory Berns, a professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University, where he also directs the Center for Neuropolicy and Facility for Education and Research in Neuroscience; author of “What It’s Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience” (Basic Books, 2017); he tweets @gberns