Walter, a Golden Retriever, lies in an MRI scanner at a neurology clinic in Budapest, Feb. 9, 2014.
Hungarian researchers conducted the first comparative dog and human brain study with developing dog training methods to make them lay motionless in MRI machines.
The study was done to understand how dogs can be so remarkably good at tuning into the feelings of their human owners.
BudapestThis study was the first time scientists were able to scan dogs brains using an fMRI scanner.
Owner Kata Fodor talks to her dog Walter, a Golden Retriever, after an examination in a neurology clinic in Budapest, Feb. 9, 2014
BudapestTo get the scans, researchers had to train the dogs to lie motionless while the fMRI procedure was taking place.
Owner Dora Kettinger talks to her dogs after an examination in a neurology clinic in Budapest, Feb. 9, 2014.