Happy face or angry face? A dog can tell the difference, study finds

February 12, 2015 7:46 PM

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Word to the wise: Don’t play poker with your dog. He can read your face like a book. A new study shows that man’s best friend is remarkably good at discerning happy expressions from angry ones – even when he’s only looking at half of a person’s face.

The authors say the findings, published in the journal Current Biology, are the first to provide solid evidence that an animal can read the expressions of a totally different species (that is, those of humans).

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