Women Are More Fluent In Understanding Their Dogs Than Men

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Facts and DIY On 26th January 2018

This latest study conducted and published by the Royal Society of Open Science revealed that women are more fluent in understanding their dogs than men

Women can speak to dogs. Sort of. Well, a hell of a lot more easier than men anyhow – according to a new study.

If you observe your dog barking at you, you are well aware of the fact that your dog needs something and is trying to ask. It could be that your dog needs water or food, or he/she needs to be taken out for a walk. These are signs are something that the two of you have built up over the years.

The researchers behind the study analyzed the growls of 18 dogs in a myriad of different situations.

These included situations such as guarding their food against another dog, playing tug of war, or in response to a threatening stranger.

Forty study participants a small sample size was then asked to identify the tone.

Using a sliding scale the dog’s growl for fear, playfulness, aggression, despair, and happiness.

Turns out women are significantly better at this task than men.

Tamás Faragó explained:

Our recent MRI studies suggest dogs and humans use similar brain areas and probably similar processes to assess others’ emotions from vocalizations.

It seems there are biologically rooted rules to how mammalian vocalizations encode emotions

These shared processes help humans to assess the emotional load of not just dogs but other mammal species’ vocal emotion expressions.

This is a common pattern in emotion recognition studies.

Humans had a 63 percent success rate of identifying the context of the growl (compared to a 33 percent chance rate).

Women are likely more empathic and sensitive to others' emotions.

This helps them to better associate the contexts with the emotional content of the growls.

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