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Encountering the Other: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Horse/Human Interaction
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| Contributor(s):: Hana Gartner
This thesis asks how and why a serendipitous and spontaneous personal encounter with a being from another species created an ongoing bond. Through the lens of three intersecting disciplines: environmental studies, animal behaviour and health science, I explore how the horse, over time, has gone...
Carrots and sticks: a discourse on interspecies partnership and culture in dog sport
| Contributor(s):: Candice Reynolds
Dogs are not only good to think but good to live and become with. In this study I explored the overarching concerns of interspecific relations among “schutzhund people”: an emerging multispecies sub-culture in South Africa pertaining to a German dog sport called schutzhund. Four...
Human-Animal Communication in Captive Species: Dogs, Horses, and Whales
| Contributor(s):: Mackenzie K. Kelley
My hopes for this project are to collect and analyze the current research in the field of animal communication. In the first part, my goal is to define animal communication, specifically within human contexts. I will look at how the history of humans and certain species have intertwined to...
The psychotherapeutic worth of horse whispering for the aggressive child
| Contributor(s):: Karin Bronkhorst
This dissertation employs a case study research design and reviews literature from the field of animal assisted therapy (AAT) with an emphasis on equine facilitated psychotherapy (EFP), as a possible therapeutic alternative for treating inappropriate aggressive behaviour in a young boy. The...
Mājdzīvnieku loma vientulības mazināšanā: dzīvnieki kā cilvēku aizstājēji
| Contributor(s):: Maija Jaunzeme
Vientulība ir universāls, tomēr joprojām līdz galam neizprasts fenomens gan zinātnē, gan sabiedrībā. Vientulības cēloņi var būt dažādi, taču tie vienmēr saistīti ar atšķirtību- vai nu sociālu vai emocionālu. Lai mazinātu vientulības sajūtu, ir nepieciešama kvalitatīva komunikācija,...
Horse whispering in high school : developing teacher savvy
| Contributor(s):: Daryl Wayne Drew
Disconnection in teacher-student relationships caused by the alienating processes and goals of the public school system is the most pressing challenge facing high school teachers today. Disrupting this disconnection and subverting the forces that produce it are the primary goals of the savvy...
Are Conversations Between Dolphins and Humans Possible?
| Contributor(s):: Stan A. Kuczaj II
Scientific speculations concerning the sophistication of dolphin communication systems have contributed to the notion that meaningful two-way communication between dolphins and humans is possible. This notion has garnered considerable support in the media and popular literature, resulting in an...
Words, woofs, and whinnies: A study of human-animal language
| Contributor(s):: Claire Brown
Human-animal communication occurs in both verbal and nonverbal contexts to varying degrees, depending upon the breed of animal and the strength of the relationship between human and animal. This essay studies the way in which humans verbally communicate with animals in the United States,...
Dog growls express various contextual and affective content for human listeners
| Contributor(s):: T Faragó, N Takács, A Miklósi, P Pongrácz
Vocal expressions of emotions follow simple rules to encode the inner state of the caller into acoustic parameters, not just within species, but also in cross-species communication. Humans use these structural rules to attribute emotions to dog vocalizations, especially to barks, which match...
Jun 24 2017
2017 UK Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference
Poetics of literary animality: dialogues between the human and the nonhuman
| Contributor(s):: Catia Mendes Pereira
The scope of this research is to provide a dialogue between the theoretical assumptions that guide the field of studies called Animal Studies, writings of Machado de Assis that the theme of the animal and screens that compose the work Bovinocultura of the South-mato-grossense plastic artist...
Rover@Home : computer mediated remote interaction between humans and dogs
| Contributor(s):: Benjamin Ishak Resner
In this thesis we create a method to allow dogs and humans to interact over the Internet. In particular, we generalize an established dog training technique known as "clicker-training" such that the remote and co-located interactions are reported by dog owners to be similar. In the...
Using animal communication strategy (ACS) for MANET routing
| Contributor(s):: T. Manimegalai, C. Jayakumar, G. Gunasekaran
A mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) is a network of wireless nodes with high mobility. Mobile nodes change their position quickly in any direction and speed, and follow an infrastructure-less network. Although there are many mobility models and protocols available to find the path between any two...
The Dog: A Domestic Wolf to Communicate with Man: The Aggressiveness of the Dog
| Contributor(s):: Jean-Mane Giffroy
On the basis of research in archeozoology and molecular genetics, it is established that the wolf is the main ancestor of the dog and that domestication would have occurred some 14,000 or 15,000 years ago, 5,000 years before the domestication of another species. The place or places of the first...
An underwater wearable computer for two way human-dolphin communication experimentation
| Contributor(s):: Daniel Kohlsdorf, Scott Gilliland, Peter Presti, Thad Starner, Denise Herzing
Research in dolphin cognition and communication in the wild is still a challenging task for marine biologists. Most problems arise from the uncontrolled nature of field studies and the challenges of building suitable underwater research equipment. We present a novel underwater wearable computer...
Creating Automated Interactive Video Playback for Studies of Animal Communications
| Contributor(s):: Trisha Butkowski
Video playback is a technique used to study the visual communication and behaviors of animals. While video playback is a useful tool, most experiments lack the ability for the visual stimulus to interact with the live animal. The limited number of experiments involving interactive video playback...
The Ride: Equine Influence and Inter-species Performance
| Contributor(s):: Kimber Sider
The question of animals and performance defines the crossroads of the academic fields of Critical Animals Studies and Performance Studies, giving rise to the proposition of inter-species performance. But are all performances that integrate animals into the production inter-species? Or are there...
A Difference that Makes a Difference: Welfare and the Equality of Consideration
| Contributor(s):: Weber, Elijah
Jan 13 2016
Advanced II: Interspecies Counselor Course
Talking with dogs and cats : joining the conversation to improve behavior and bond with your animals
| Contributor(s):: Link, Tim