"How Dogs Love Us makes a thought-provoking and often humorous case for something canine lovers have suspected for years: dogs are not simply 'Pavlovian learning machines' but, rather, sentient beings with a high level of empathy and an affinity for social learning. In answering his original question, he sparks many more about how we value and care for our canine companions."
Kirsten Galles, Shelf Awareness
'How Dogs Love Us is a fascinating account of a scientist's tenacious pursuit of the unknown. Gregory Berns's account of his lab's Dog Project provides readers with new insights into the minds of our most loyal companions while also reminding us that scientific research should be approached with passion, love, and a bold disregard for the possibility of failure.'
Dan Ariely, author of The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty
'An exciting journey to the center of a dog's emotional mind. Berns offers hilarious descriptions of training his dog to lie still while being fed hot dogs in the MRI brain-scan machine.'
Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human
'With infectious passion for dogs, science, life, and love, Gregory Berns takes us on a rollicking yet scientifically serious study of the mental life of dogs — what dogs understand and how they think. Berns's tale is a dramatic but very funny look at how real, grubby science can accomplish great things. This is dognitive science at its insightful, passionate, and playful best.'
Patricia Churchland, author of Touching a Nerve
'How Dogs Love Us is the beautifully written story of an iconoclastic neuroscientist challenging the status quo and seeking to truly understand the dogs with whom we share our lives.'
Jennifer Arnold, author of Through a Dog's Eyes
'Amazingly entertaining and super smart. In How Dogs Love Us, Gregory Berns gives us our first real look inside the brain of a dog, while simultaneously setting new standards in ethical science. A truly great read!'
Steven Kotler, author of A Small Furry Prayer
'Gregory Berns's book, packed with solid scientific research and warm personal stories, will set the agenda for future research on the minds and emotional lives of animals.'
Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals
'Fast, fun, and funny, Gregory Berns demonstrates scientifically that dogs are people, too.'
Laurence Gonzales, author of Surviving Survival
'Gregory Berns's amusing story about his dogs, his daughters, and a giant magnet communicates as no other what fun science can be.'
Frans de Waal, author of The Bonobo and the Atheist
'This book lets you see inside the mind of a dog as never before. How Dogs Love Us will revolutionise how we understand animals — especially our dogs. This is a must-read for animal lovers and neuroscientists alike.'
Brian Hare, author of The Genius of Dogs