Dogs able to detect emotions in human faces: Austrian researchers - Xinhua

February 13, 2015 5:57 AM

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VIENNA, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Dogs are able to distinguish between different emotions in human faces by sight, researchers from the Clever Dog Lab at Vienna' University of Veterinary Medicine found, Austrian media reported on Thursday.

Austria Press Agency reported that researchers Corsin Mueller and Ludwig Huber showed 20 dogs both a happy face and an angry face on a touch screen. In order for them to focus on smiling teeth or folds from frowning, they were first shown only the eye and mouth areas during training exercises.

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