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[Past Event] Dogs: Understanding Man's Best Friend | Ryan Ranch

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Prehistoric fossils suggest modern dogs evolved from a single population of wolves in Eurasia. However, there is no consensus regarding when, where and how this happened or even how many times this may have occurred. Additionally, there is much evidence that dogs domesticated themselves while learning to exist mutually with us. It has also been argued that this mutualism could well have fostered human languages. Recent research has demonstrated a remarkable range of canine emotions within different regions of the brain and even hormonal changes in response to our involvement with our pets. Which begs the question: Do our dogs really love us?


Tuition: $30.00

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Thursdays, Mar. 7, 14 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (2 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Roger Luckenbach, Ph.D. is professor of Biology Emeritus and former Director of the Biotechnology and Honors Science programs at Fresno City College. His series for OLLI have been wide-ranging, from the "Human Microbiome" to the "Science of Love."