ANI | Updated: Nov 22, 2017 11:26 IST
The hormone, which is associated with affection and trust, is probably a key factor in the interaction between dogs and humans.
Normally, dogs typically focus on the most remarkable aspect of each situation, such as threatening stimuli in a frightening situation.
The dog’s gaze on the images and pupil size were measured with an eye-tracking device. Emotions and attentiveness guide the gaze and regulate pupil size, making eye tracking a window into the dogs‘ minds.
were in angry ones.
Lead researcher Professor Outi Vainio said, “We were among the first researchers in the world to use pupil measurements in the evaluation of dogs‘ emotional states. This method had previously only been used on humans and apes.”
“Both effects promote dog-human communication and the development of affectionate relations,” Vainio noted.
The research appears in Frontiers in Psychology. (ANI)
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