Psychology & Psychiatry

Petting dogs engages the social brain, according to neuroimaging

Researchers led by Rahel Marti at the University of Basel in Switzerland report that viewing, feeling, and touching real dogs leads to increasingly higher levels of activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain. Published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Home remedies: Animals as healers

Pet therapy is gaining fans in health care and beyond. Animal-assisted therapy can reduce pain and anxiety in people with a range of health problems.


Dogs may ease a child's fears

(HealthDay)—The companionship of a dog may lower a child's anxiety levels, a new study suggests.

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