Posted by: grokscience | August 6, 2014

Human Animal Bond

si-300-alan-beckWe do a lot for our pets and often even treat them like family members. But it turns out, they’re paying us back by improving our health. On this episode, Dr. Alan Beck, Director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue University discusses his work studying the effect that animals have on the physical and psychological well-being of the people they spend time with. We’ll talk about what benefits the average person can expect to get from their pets but we’ll also learn which animals are best for Alzheimer’s patients, autistic children, and other vulnerable populations. So whether you’re a cat person, dog person, turtle person, or unsure you even like animals, join us to learn about the various ways a connection with animals can impact your health.

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