What is it like to be a dog? A bat? Or a dolphin? To find out, neuroscientist Gregory Berns and his team began with a radical step: they taught dogs to go into an MRI scanner-completely awake. They discovered what makes dogs individuals with varying capacities for self-control, different value systems, and a complex understanding of human speech. And dogs were just the beginning. In?What It?s Like to Be a Dog, Berns explores the fascinating inner lives of wild animals from dolphins and sea lions to the extinct Tasmanian tiger. The new way of understanding animals that he is opening up will revolutionize how we communicate and treat our furry, and not-so-furry, friends. Groundbreaking and deeply humane, this is essential reading for animal lovers of all stripes.