The question “Why?” head the menu in this research study served up by Cook and Berns:
“Why Did the Dog Walk Into the MRI?” Gregory S. Berns and Peter F. Cook, Current Directions in Psychological Science, vol. 25, no. 5, 2016, pp. 363-369. The authors, at Emery University, explain: “Because he was trained to.”
Peter F. Bern’s job title is “Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics.”
COMING SOON: A fetching look at further work by Professor Berns: NeuroMarketing for Dogs.