Dogs Use The Parent-Child Bonding Mechanism to Make us Love Them

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Scientists have finally worked out why you love your dog just like a child. New research has shown that when you look into your dog's eyes, it triggers a spike in the "love hormone" oxytocin in both species, which is the same mechanism that helps mothers bond with their newborn babies.

Interestingly, the study showed that we don't have the same physiological connection with wolves, so could not only help explain why we're so freaking obsessed with our canine pets, but also how dogs evolved from wild wolves into our domesticated best friends.

Writing in the current issue of Science, the team, led by Miho Nagasawa from Azabu University in Japan, explains:

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Tuesday, May 19 2015 @ 12:55 PM PDT
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