domingo, 17 de noviembre de 2013

Extensive listening: Dogs decoded

Dogs Decoded is a 2010 Nova documentary aired this summer again. Dogs Decoded examines the special relationship that exists between human beings and dogs.

The film reveals the science behind the remarkable bond between humans and their dogs and investigates new discoveries in genetics that are illuminating the origin of dogs – with surprising implications for the evolution of human culture.

Other research is proving what dog lovers have suspected all along: Dogs have an uncanny ability to read and respond to human emotions. Humans, in turn, respond to dogs with the same hormone responsible for bonding mothers to their babies.

How was this incredible relationship between humans and dogs originated? And how can dogs, so closely related to wild wolves, behave so differently?

You can read the transcript of the film on the Nova website here.