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  1. The Processing of Human Emotional Faces by Pet and Lab Dogs: Evidence for Lateralization and Experience Effects

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    | Contributor(s):: Anjuli L.A. Barber, Dania Randi, Corsin A. Müller, Ludwig Huber

    From all non-human animals dogs are very likely the best decoders of human behavior. In addition to a high sensitivity to human attentive status and to ostensive cues, they are able to distinguish between individual human faces and even between human facial expressions. However, so far little...

  2. Sustained attention to the owner is enhanced in dogs trained for animal assisted interventions

    | Contributor(s):: Mongillo, P., Pitteri, E., Marinelli, L.

  3. [The effectiveness of therapeutic horseback-riding in the treatment of chronic schizophrenic patients. Experimental results and clinical experiences]

    | Contributor(s):: Scheidhacker, M., Bender, W., Vaitl, P.

  4. Could the Visual Differential Attention Be a Referential Gesture? A Study on Horses (Equus caballus) on the Impossible Task Paradigm

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    | Contributor(s):: Alessandra Alterisio, Paola Baragli, Massimo Aria, Biagio D'Aniello, Anna Scandurra

    We tested horses on the impossible task paradigm, a drawback affecting the decision-making process in animals. We used the direction of the horse’s ear cup as an indicator of its visual attention in terms of visual selective attention when both ears were directed at the same target and...

  5. "She's a dog at the end of the day": guide dog owners' perspectives on the behaviour of their guide dog

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    | Contributor(s):: Craigon, P. J., Hobson-West, P., England, G. C. W., Whelan, C.

    A guide dog is a domestic dog (Canis familiaris) that is specifically educated to provide mobility support to a blind or visually impaired owner. Current dog suitability assessments focus on behavioural traits, including: trainability, reactivity or attention to environmental stimuli, low...

  6. Domestic dogs' understanding of human emotional cues

    | Contributor(s):: Min Hooi Yong

    Past research has focused on the ability of domestic dogs to recognise human communicative cues such as human pointing, eye gaze, attachment behaviour, social learning, and responses to affective stimuli. However, there is still much to be learned about dogs’ ability to recognise human...

  7. Eye Contact Is Crucial for Referential Communication in Pet Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Savalli, C., Resende, B., Gaunet, F.

  8. Application of functional analysis methods to assess human-dog interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Feuerbacher, E. N., Wynne, C. D.

  9. Owners' direct gazes increase dogs' attention-getting behaviors

    | Contributor(s):: Ohkita, M., Nagasawa, M., Kazutaka, M., Kikusui, T.

  10. Pet face: Mechanisms underlying human-animal relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Borgi, Marta, Cirulli, Francesca

  11. Assessment of tobacco-related approach and attentional biases in smokers, cravers, ex-smokers, and non-smokers

    | Contributor(s):: Woud, Marcella L., Maas, Joyce, Wiers, Reinout W., Becker, Eni S., Rinck, Mike

  12. Owners' direct gazes increase dogs' attention-getting behaviors

    | Contributor(s):: Ohkita, M., Nagasawa, M., Kazutaka, M., Kikusui, T.

  13. Are dogs able to communicate with their owners about a desirable food in a referential and intentional way?

    | Contributor(s):: Savalli, C., Ades, C., Gaunet, F.

  14. Attention of dogs and owners in urban contexts: Public perception and problematic behaviors

    | Contributor(s):: Mongillo, Paolo, Adamelli, Serena, Pitteri, Elisa, Marinelli, Lieta

  15. Pets and old age

    | Contributor(s):: Levinson, Boris M.

  16. Four-Month-Old Infants' Visual Investigation of Cats and Dogs: Relations With Pet Experience and Attentional Strategy

    | Contributor(s):: Kovack-Lesh, Kristine A., McMurray, Bob, Oakes, Lisa M.

  17. Left gaze bias in humans, rhesus monkeys and domestic dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Kun Guo, Daniel Mills, Kerstin Meints, Charlotte Hall, Sophie Hall

    While viewing faces, human adults often demonstrate a natural gaze bias towards the left visual field, that is, the right side of the viewee’s face is often inspected first and for longer periods. Using a preferential looking paradigm, we demonstrate that this bias is neither uniquely human...

  18. Dogs' social referencing towards owners and strangers.

    | Contributor(s):: Merola, Isabella, Prato-Previde, Emanuela, Marshall-Pescini, Sarah

  19. The impact of past and present preferences on stimulus engagement in nursing home residents with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska, Marx, Marcia S., Thein, Khin, Dakheel-Ali, Maha

    Objectives: We examined engagement with stimuli in 193 nursing home residents with dementia. We hypothesized that activities and stimuli based on a person's past and current preferences would result in more engagement than other activities/stimuli. Method: The expanded version of the...

  20. Do American crows pay attention to human gaze and facial expressions?

    | Contributor(s):: Clucas, Barbara, Marzluff, John M., Mackovjak, David, Palmquist, Ila