Welcome to the Comparative Canine Neuroimaging Unit

The CCNU was founded in 2017 as an inter-disciplinary and inter-university research unit. Its major goal is to exploit the recently introduced method of dog functional magnetic resonance imaging in order to advance our understanding of dogs’ affect, cognition and behavior. To this end, we rely on a recently established neuroimaging centre with permission for scanning dogs and humans, and highly qualified research personnel specialized in a variety of fields including comparative cognition and ethology, and social cognitive neuroscience. Our current main focus is on dog-human interaction and how dogs process the intentions, beliefs, actions, and emotions of humans.

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Arrival at the research center

Noise protection

Ready for the fMRI session!

Waiting for their turn...

Eye tracking

Behavioral test