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Author: Gregory Berns Narrator: Joe Hempel Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2017 ISBN: 9781541486232
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Does your dog really love you? Neuroscientist Gregory Berns used an MRI machine to find out.

What is it like to be a dog? A bat? Or a dolphin? To find out, neuroscientist Gregory Berns and his team began with a radical step: they taught dogs to go into an MRI scanner-completely awake. They discovered what makes dogs individuals with varying capacities for self-control, different value systems, and a complex understanding of human speech. And dogs were just the beginning.

In What It’s Like to Be a Dog, Berns explores the fascinating inner lives of wild animals from dolphins and sea lions to the extinct Tasmanian tiger. Much as Silent Spring transformed how we thought about the environment, so What It’s Like to Be a Dog will fundamentally reshape how we think about—and treat—animals. Groundbreaking and deeply humane, it is essential listening for animal lovers of all stripes.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fun, fascinating, and illuminating read.”

    New Scientist

  • “One of the most delightful things about What It’s Like to Be a Dog is the attention Berns pays to each dog’s individual quirks.”

    New Yorker

  • “This truly fascinating book shows a profound respect for animals, and one that is broadening our understanding of what it’s like to be a dog.”

    Bark magazine

  • An impressive overview of modern neurology and the still-unanswered issues raised by our treatment of our fellow living creatures. Kirkus
  • A Smithsonian Magazine Pick of Best Science Books of 2017
  • An EcoLit Books Pick of Best Books of 2017

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About the Author

Gregory Berns is a distinguished professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University, where he directs the Center for Neuropolicy and Facility for Education and Research in Neuroscience. He is the author of several books, including How Dogs Love Us.

About the Narrator

Joe Hempel, best known for his rich narrations, has entertained listeners with over one hundred audiobooks in genres ranging from horror and mystery to science fiction, romance, and personal development.