If My Little Ponies and Care Bears got together to run an experiment, they just might come up with something like this: A test to see whether babies can understand what dogs are feeling.

The researchers (who, incidentally, were actual human beings at Brigham Young University) wanted to find out whether the babies could match different barks--an "angry snarl," a "friendly yap"--with pictures of pooches in the corresponding emotional state.

Score one for the infants: They were spot on, especially the older ones. The moral of the story is that even before they learn to speak, babies can grasp the emotional content of a sound.

And because you read the whole post, here is your treat, courtesy of the My Little Ponies and the Care Bears:

 
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