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"Dog lovers and neuroscientists should both read this important book." --Dr. Temple Grandin
What is it like to be a dog? A bat? Or a dolphin? To find out, neuroscientist and bestselling author Gregory Berns and his team did something nobody had ever attempted: they trained dogs to go into an MRI scanner--completely awake--so they could figure out what they think and feel. And dogs were just the beginning. In What It's Like to Be a Dog, Berns takes us into the minds of wild animals: sea lions who can learn to dance, dolphins who can see with sound, and even the now extinct Tasmanian tiger. Berns's latest scientific breakthroughs prove definitively that animals have feelings very much like we do--a revelation that forces us to reconsider how we think about and treat animals. Written with insight, empathy, and humor, What It's Like to Be a Dog is the new manifesto for animal liberation of the twenty-first century.
About the Author
Gregory Berns, M.D., Ph.D. is the Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics in the Psychology Department at Emory University, where he directs the Center for Neuropolicy and Facility for Education and Research in Neuroscience. Dr. Berns graduated cum laude in physics from Princeton University, received a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of California, Davis and an M.D. from the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of How Dogs Love Us (New Harvest, 2013), Iconoclast (Harvard Business School Press, 2008), which was named one of the best business books of 2008 by Fast Company, and Satisfaction (Henry Holt & Co., 2005).