Researchers are using neuroscience tools such as MRIs to figure out how much dogs understand human language and to test their responsiveness and empathy. Psychologist Stanley Coren, University of British Columbia, claims some dogs have a vocabulary of up to 250 words. Goldsmiths College did a study of empathy in dogs and found that canine companions consistently attempt to comfort people in distress. But Anderson experienced firsthand that if you have a conversation about your impending death in front of a dog who loves you, miracles might occur.
Join Laura and Allen Anderson, author of "A Dog Named Leaf" on The Laura Longley Show as they discuss how Leaf saved Allen's life!
Allen Anderson and his wife Linda Anderson are best-selling authors of fifteen internationally distributed books about the healthy benefits of pets and co-founders of Angel Animals Network. The Andersons’ 2006 book about animal rescue and Allen’s 2013 memoir, A Dog Named Leaf, won the prestigious American Society of Journalists & Authors Outstanding Book Awards.
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