Your Dog Is Adorably Manipulating You

Those big puppy dog eyes are 33,000 years in the making. According to a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, dogs' faces have evolved to better communicate with humans. Read more about dogs' transformation below.

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WE'VE MANIPULATED DOGS INTO MANIPULATING US. Those cute puppy dog eyes we love SO much are a product of domestication and breeding. CRACKED COM

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DOMESTICATED DOGS HAVE EVOLVED TO WIDEN AND OPEN THEIR EYES IN WAYS THAT MAKE THEM LOOK CUTER TO HUMANS. Domesticated dogs have two additional eye mus

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DOGS THAT RAISE THEIR INNER EYEBROWS IN SHELTERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE ADOPTED. Other facial movements don't have a similar effect. CRACKED COM

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EYE CONTACT IS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF DOG AND HUMAN SOCIAL INTERACTION. Over the course of 33,000 years, dogs have uniquely transformed to share a me

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Dogs are more capable of understanding human communication, like pointing or following an eyeline, than even primates or wolves. DOGS ARE EXTREMELY IN

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DOGS MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH HUMANS TO HELP WITH PROBLEM-SOLVING. When humans make eye contact, dogs can understand that communication is directed towar

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MUTUAL EYE CONTACT BETWEEN A DOG AND A HUMAN CAN LEAD TO AN OXYTOCIN FEEDBACK LOOP. This is similar to a human mother and infant. CRACKED COM

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RESEARCHERS BELIEVE DOGS GAINED THESE TRAITS TO ELICIT CARE-GIVING FROM HUMANS. Human preferences (intentional or not) are believed to be responsible

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