Dogs show heightened brain responsiveness to certain speech patterns, particularly from women who use the cute-sie voice.

A recent study has taken an intriguing look into the world of dog-human communication, giving us a new understanding about the ways dogs respond to human speech. The study, conducted by researchers from the Department of Ethology at Eötvös Loránd University, found that dogs’ brains are sensitive to a specific tone of voice often referred to as the “cutesy voice,” a familiar, high-pitched voice that humans often employ when communicating with both canines and infants.

The study, published in the journal Communications Biology, delves into the phenomenon of “exaggerated prosody,” which is the tone of voice often used when interacting with babies and young animals, such as puppies.

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