10-12-10: Dog is Man’s Best Friend, Scientists Say

October 12, 2010 at 6:04 am 1 comment

Petting a dog can make you smile — but do you know why?

Turns out it’s got a lot to do with oxytocin. Maryland author Meg Olmert has looked at the science behind canine affection. She came in all the way from the Eastern Shore to tell Tom about her book, Made for Each Other: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond.

Hear the rest of Tom’s interview with Meg Olmert:

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  • 1. linda franklin  |  October 12, 2010 at 11:43 am

    wonderful-sounding book, i can’t wait to order it. i think also that there must be some oxytocin released with dolls and puppets, and even just photographs…and of course the proliferation of videos about animals on youtube

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