VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):人的压力会传染给狗
日期:2019-06-10 16:15

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Study: Dogs Can Feel Their Owners' Stress, Too
When dog owners experience a long period of stress, they are not alone in feeling the pressure. Their dogs feel it, too.
That information comes from new a study published Thursday in Scientific Reports.
Swedish scientists centered the research on 58 people who own border collies or Shetland sheepdogs. Both are traditionally herding dogs.
The scientists examined hair from the dog owners and their dogs. They looked at the levels of a hormone called cortisol. This chemical is released into the bloodstream during stressful experiences. Pieces of hair can take in this chemical.
Depression, extreme physical exercise and unemployment are just a few examples of stress causers that can affect the amount of cortisol released in humans, said Lina Roth of Sweden's Linkoping University.
Roth and her team found that cortisol levels in the hair of dog owners closely matched levels found in their dogs. The researchers say this suggests their stress levels were in sync -- or connected.
Roth believes that the owners are influencing the dogs instead of dogs influencing their human owners. That is because there are human personality traits that also appear to affect dogs' cortisol levels.
But, why is it that people influence their dogs and not the other way around? It could be, Roth said in an email, because people are "a more central part of the dog's life, whereas we humans also have other social networks."
The study results are no surprise, said Alicia Buttner. She is director of animal behavior with the Nebraska Humane Society in the American city of Omaha.
Buttner said new evidence is continually found to show people and their dogs have extremely "close bonds that resemble the ones that parents share with their children."
Buttner also said there is not enough evidence to prove that the influence goes only one way.
She said, "It's not just as simple as owner gets stressed, dog gets stressed."
Buttner said cortisol levels do not necessarily demonstrate "bad" stress. They instead can be representative of a good experience like getting ready to go for a walk, she said.
Roth and her team plan to investigate whether other kinds of dogs react to their owners the same way.
For now, she offers advice for reducing how much stress a dog owner may be causing their pet. Dogs that play more show fewer signs of stress, she said.
So "just be with your dog and have fun," Roth said.
I'm Ashley Thompson.

重点解析

1.have fun 玩的开心

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Above all, remember to have fun with it.
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2.get stressed 有压力的

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What about when you get stressed?
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3.social networks 社交网络

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All nets a real social network, contact you and your friends around.
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4.herding dogs 牧羊犬

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These herding dogs help move and protect the animals.
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5.When dog owners experience a long period of stress, they are not alone in feeling the pressure.

a long period of 长期的

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The inscription of the monument has worn away over a long period of time.
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This crisis might last for a long period of time.
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6.But, why is it that people influence their dogs and not the other way around?

the other way around 反过来

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You'd think you were the one who did me the favor, and not the other way around.
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You are going in the wrong direction. It's the other way around.
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参考译文

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人的压力会传染给狗
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瑞典科学家对58名拥有博德牧羊犬或喜乐蒂牧羊犬的人进行了集中研究*O&_3PylHFp^*Qq。两种犬类都是传统的牧羊犬2N1TSwC]#)%Gk~M3
科学家对狗主人和狗的毛发进行了检测j^rUw0sgLy,M[|r。他们观察了一种名为“皮质醇”的激素的浓度()cb#3dArTMM8qu。这种化学物质在精神压力时期会被释放到血液中,能够被毛发吸收-zoDEOW+Zx=B5(8^QS
瑞典林雪平大学的莉娜·罗斯(Lina Roth)指出,抑郁,极限体育运动以及失业只是引起压力的几种诱因,它们能影响人体皮质醇释放的含量W%0V*;*v2Ogd6D
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