Your dog can read your facial expressions

February 13, 2015 3:48 PM

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Your dog can read your facial expressions

Dogs get jealous just like humans and, apparently, they read facial expressions like we do, too. For the first time, researchers have found evidence that dogs can gauge our emotions based solely on facial expressions—a major find as no previous study has "convincingly shown" that non-human species have that ability, the researchers write in their study, published in Current Biology.

Earlier studies found dogs could identify a face they knew from one they didn't, but the latest research suggests they actually recognize emotions, Smithsonian reports.

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