Cutest MRI ever shows that most dogs prefer praise over food.

We previously reported that dogs prefer petting to vocal praise. Well, according to this study– which involved putting dogs in an fMRI machine–it turns out that mostĀ dogs prefer praise to food, and will even choose their owner over food when given the choice. Talk about man’s best friend! (PS: For a cute dose of doggie fMRI, check out the figure below.)

Awake Canine fMRI Predicts Dogs’ Preference for Praise Versus Food

“Dogs are hypersocial with humans, and their integration into hum

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