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Study finds dogs recognize human words regardless of intonation

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We have all seen the folks who talk to their dogs like they are humans, not that anything is wrong with that.

Each time I see someone talking to their dog, I always wonder if the dog actually understands what they are saying.

A new study published in the September 2 issue of Science shows that dogs do in fact understand some human words and understand those words regardless of intonation used.

The data from the study could provide important insight into how neural networks understand speech.

"We humans also love talking to dogs all the time.

We praise them, call them," said Attila Andics of Eötvös Loránd University, lead author of the study.

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