Boston – They’re more than just human best friends. They can also be the best male therapists.
Swiss researchers measured brain activity in 19 healthy adults alone, then while sitting in front of a dog, then next to a dog, and finally while petting the dog. I measured.
They found that activity in areas of the brain involved in social and emotional cognitive processing increased significantly as they progressed through the various stages.
They said this helps explain why pets such as dogs can have therapeutic benefits for some people with chronic health conditions and help reduce stress for their owners.
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