Eye Contact Secures Dogs' Place in Human Heart (6 of 6) (video) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption This animation discusses research by Nagasawa et al., which uncovers a neural feedback loop between people and their canine pets, a bonding mechanism that has strengthened the human/canine relationship for millennia. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the April 17, 2015 issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by M. Nagasawa at Azabu University in Sagamihara, Japan, and colleagues was titled, 'Oxytocin-gaze positive loop and the coevolution of human-dog bonds.' Credit [Credit: AAAS/Carla Schaffer] Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.