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Media Video Analysis: Speak Dogs Understand Your Words

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Part 1
1) The media video clip I chose that makes a scientific claim that relates to biology is titled “Speak (carefully) Dogs understand your words, new research suggests” from the Today Show. The link is as follows: https://www.today.com/health/dogs-understand-what-we-say-how-we-say-it-brain-t102340 (Holohan, 2016).

2) The media news clip of “Speak (carefully) Dogs understand your words, new research says” describes a study that was completed overseas on dogs in relation to how they react to certain words and tone of voice from humans. The happy and more excited a human sounds while interacting with a dog will cause a positive interaction with the dog’s brain. A monotone or unexcited voice tone will not spark a positive reinforcement …show more content…

There was no controversies talked about or really any new scientific techniques mentioned either, however, I do think that this study could open a new field of inquiry and add to our understanding of scientific issue. Being a veterinary technology major, I am able to work in the midst of this type of study every day and would hear our teacher tell us that these types of tones work in such ways when handling dogs. So, we know it seems to have an effect on dogs, but why and how does it, and could this lead to more research on ways that this could benefit training of dogs or working with misbehaving dogs? I think that even though it may not be mentioned in the video, this type of study could open doors to more understanding of animals in general (Holohan, …show more content…

The journal, Science, that Neural mechanisms for lexical processing in dogs was published in a peer reviewed journal. Listed directly under the scientific article title is a green button that when clicked brings up and indicates who has reviewed this article and the strict guidelines as to how the peer review takes place for articles on this website (Andics, et. al, 2016; Peer Review at Science Publications, n.d.).

7) Citation:
Andics, A., Gabor, A., Gacsi, M., Farago, T., Szabo, D., & Mikloski, A. (2016). Neural mechanisms for lexical processing in dogs. Science, 353(6303), 1030-1032. doi:10.1126/science.aaf3777
8) PDF attached to Blackboard assignment link (Andics, et. al, 2016).

Works Cited
Andics, A., Gabor, A., Gacsi, M., Farago, T., Szabo, D., & Mikloski, A. (2016). Neural mechanisms for lexical processing in dogs. Science, 353(6303), 1030-1032. doi:10.1126/science.aaf3777
Holohan, M. (2016, August 29). Dogs understand what we say and how we say it, brain scans show. Retrieved August 24, 2017, from https://www.today.com/health/dogs- understand-what-we-say-how-we-say-it- brain-t102340
Peer Review at Science Publications. (n.d.). Retrieved September 18, 2017, from

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