The first example of dogs in fMRI machines was demonstrated by the Center for Neuropolicy at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2013. If you have never been in an MRI, they are very noisy (but won’t hurt you), and this can be scary to animals! Monkeys and rats need to be paralyzed or immobilized in order to participate. However, thanks to our amazing partnership with dogs, we are able to train them using positive reinforcement to lay in the fMRI machine, and even train t
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