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  1. Overimitation in dogs: is there a link to the quality of the relationship with the caregiver?

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    | Contributor(s):: Huber, L., Kubala, D., Cimarelli, G.

    Overimitation, the copying of causally irrelevant or non-functional actions, is well-known from humans but completely absent in other primates. Recent studies from our lab have provided evidence for overimitation in canines. Previously, we found that half of tested pet dogs copied their human...

  2. The mechanics of social interactions between cats and their owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Turner, D. C.

    This is a mini review that summarizes what is known from quantitative observational studies of social interactions between domestic cats and humans in both laboratory colonies and the home setting. Only results from data that have been statistically analyzed are included; hypotheses still to be...

  3. Animal cognition in a more than human world

    | Contributor(s):: Flynn, P.

    2020419-4229781946483201North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)Orlando,EnglishHuman-Animal Bond Association Clearwater, Florida, USA.text

  4. New trends in the human animal bond: it's not just about oxytocin anymore

    | Contributor(s):: Flynn, P.

    2020423-4259781946483201North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)Orlando,EnglishHuman-Animal Bond Association Clearwater, Florida, USA.text

  5. Comparison of Vocalization Patterns in Piglets Which Were Crushed to Those Which Underwent Human Restraint

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    | Contributor(s):: Nichole M. Chapel, Jeffrey R. Lucas, Scott Radcliffe, Kara R. Stewart, Donald C. Lay Jr.

    : Though many studies focused on piglet crushing utilizing piglet vocalizations to test sow response, none have verified the properties of test vocalizations against actual crushing events. Ten sows were observed 48 h after parturition, and crushing events were recorded from all sows. When a...

  6. What makes a good mother? Maternal behavioural traits important for piglet survival

    | Contributor(s):: Ocepek, Marko, Andersen, Inger Lise

    The primary aim of our work was to find maternal behaviours important for piglet survival and to develop qualitative scores of those traits. Second, we studied the relationship between maternal behavioural scores, piglet mortality and the number of weaned piglets in sows of three different sow...

  7. What I Learned About Respect from Horses | Connie Crawford | TEDxBrownU

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    | Contributor(s):: Connie Crawford

    Connie Crawford is a lifelong horsewoman​. She practices Tom Dorrance’s approach to working with horses. Connie teaches and directs theatre at Brown University. She studied acting with Uta Hagen, Bobby Lewis and has performed in theaters across America. Connie connects across species. She...

  8. What Your Dog Can Teach You About Aliens | Arik Kershenbaum | TEDxCambridgeUniversity

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    | Contributor(s):: Arik Kershenbaum

    Animal communication on Earth shows us fundamental constraints on language that would also apply on any other planet. Dr Arik Kershenbaum is a zoologist at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Girton College. He researches animal communication, particularly in cooperative predators like...

  9. Dialogic dogs and phatic felines: speaking to and through our pets

    | Contributor(s):: Nicole M. Dufour

    While many pet owners acknowledge that they speak to their pet, Pet Communication has remained mostly overlooked by researchers. Through discourse analysis, this thesis is an attempt to analyze Pet Communication, which deals with human speech to a pet, about a pet, or through a pet. I analyze...

  10. Dog as a typical predator which communicates with manPies jako typowy drapieznik komunikujacy sie z czlowiekiem

    | Contributor(s):: Kamieniak, J., Mazurkiewicz, T., Tietze, M.

    This article aims at the presentation of a complex process of making ties between the dog and the man, that started from the domestication of a dog and was followed by the thousands years of co-evolution. Here, we were discussing the process of forming relationships between the dog and the man up...

  11. Dogs recognize dog and human emotions

    | Contributor(s):: Albuquerque, N., Guo, Kun, Wilkinson, A., Savalli, C., Otta, E., Mills, D.

    The perception of emotional expressions allows animals to evaluate the social intentions and motivations of each other. This usually takes place within species; however, in the case of domestic dogs, it might be advantageous to recognize the emotions of humans as well as other dogs. In this...

  12. Evidence of heterospecific referential communication from domestic horses (Equus caballus) to humans

    | Contributor(s):: Malavasi, R., Huber, L.

    Referential communication occurs when a sender elaborates its gestures to direct the attention of a recipient to its role in pursuit of the desired goal, e.g. by pointing or showing an object, thereby informing the recipient what it wants. If the gesture is successful, the sender and the...

  13. Does affective information influence domestic dogs' (Canis lupus familiaris) point-following behavior?

    | Contributor(s):: Flom, R., Gartman, P.

    Several studies have examined dogs' (Canis lupus familiaris) comprehension and use of human communicative cues. Relatively few studies have, however, examined the effects of human affective behavior (i.e., facial and vocal expressions) on dogs' exploratory and point-following behavior. In two...

  14. Man's other best friend: domestic cats (F. silvestris catus) and their discrimination of human emotion cues

    | Contributor(s):: Galvan, M., Vonk, J.

  15. Communication between animals and humans: language, understanding and matters of attitude in human-animal interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Sandra Grötsch

    Sandra Grötsch, University of Oulu, Finland Conversation strategies between animals and humans. Language,understanding and matters of attitude in human-animal interaction. Literature and especially fantasy literature provides us with numerous examples of conversation types between animals...

  16. 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...

  17. Of Mice, Birds, and Men: The Mouse Ultrasonic Song System Has Some Features Similar to Humans and Song-Learning Birds

    | Contributor(s):: Gustavo Arriaga, Eric P. Zhou, Erich D. Jarvis

    Humans and song-learning birds communicate acoustically using learned vocalizations. The characteristic features of this social communication behavior include vocal control by forebrain motor areas, a direct cortical projection to brainstem vocal motor neurons, and dependence on auditory feedback...

  18. On talking terms with dogs : calming signals

    | Contributor(s):: Rugaas, Turid

    "Yawning, lip-licking, sneezing, even scratching are just a few of the 30-plus signals that dogs use to communicate with one another. With On Talking Terms With Dogs you can learn to recognize these signals and use them yourself to interact with your dog." "Norwegian dog trainer and behaviorist...

  19. 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...

  20. What or where? The meaning of referential human pointing for dogs ( Canis familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: Tauzin, T., Csik, A., Kis, A., Topal, J.