Dog Expert' Brains Distinguish Socially Relevant Body Postures Similarly in Dogs and Humans

dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorKujala, M.V.
dc.contributor.authorKujala, J.
dc.contributor.authorCarlson, S.
dc.contributor.authorHari, R.
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-11T08:29:22Z
dc.date.available2017-05-11T08:29:22Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.description.abstractWe read conspecifics' social cues effortlessly, but little is known about our abilities to understand social gestures of other species. To investigate the neural underpinnings of such skills, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging to study the brain activity of experts and non-experts of dog behavior while they observed humans or dogs either interacting with, or facing away from a conspecific. The posterior superior temporal sulcus (pSTS) of both subject groups dissociated humans facing toward each other from humans facing away, and in dog experts, a distinction also occurred for dogs facing toward vs. away in a bilateral area extending from the pSTS to the inferior temporo-occipital cortex: the dissociation of dog behavior was significantly stronger in expert than control group. Furthermore, the control group had stronger pSTS responses to humans than dogs facing toward a conspecific, whereas in dog experts, the responses were of similar magnitude. These findings suggest that dog experts' brains distinguish socially relevant body postures similarly in dogs and humans.en
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dc.identifier.citationKujala , M V , Kujala , J , Carlson , S & Hari , R 2012 , ' Dog Expert' Brains Distinguish Socially Relevant Body Postures Similarly in Dogs and Humans ' , PloS one , vol. 7 , no. 6 , e39145 , pp. 1-12 . https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0039145en
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0039145
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
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dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/25627
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-201705114011
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPLOS ONEen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 7, issue 6en
dc.rightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordcondprcifies social cues
dc.subject.keywordfunctional magnetic resonance imaging
dc.subject.keywordsocially relevant body postures
dc.titleDog Expert' Brains Distinguish Socially Relevant Body Postures Similarly in Dogs and Humansen
dc.typeA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessäfi
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