Can dog-assisted and relaxation interventions boost spatial ability in children with and without special educational needs? A longitudinal, randomized controlled trial
| Contributor(s):: Brelsford, V. L., Dimolareva, M., Rowan, E., Gee, N. R., Meints, K.
Children's spatial cognition abilities are a vital part of their learning and cognitive development, and important for their problem-solving capabilities, the development of mathematical skills and progress in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) topics. As many children have...
Assessing the Effects of a Cognition-Based Education Program on Attitudes of Villagers Toward Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) in Conflict-Prone Areas
| Contributor(s):: Makecha, Radhika N., Phalke, Sagarika, Nakai, Yoshie
The Effects of Pet Dog-Assisted Activities on Self-Esteem, Depression and Cognitive Function among Elderly People
| Contributor(s):: Esther Shin, Sung-Kook Lee
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of pet dog-assisted activities on self-esteem, depression and cognitive function of elderly people Method: The experimental group(pet dog-assisted group) consisted of 22 people over 65 years old out of about 90 elderly people...
Assessing the Psychological Priorities for Optimising Captive Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) Welfare
| Contributor(s):: Jake Stuart Veasey
The welfare status of elephants under human care has been a contentious issue for two decades or more in numerous western countries. Much effort has gone into assessing the welfare of captive elephants at individual and population levels with little consensus having been achieved in relation to...
Hippotherapy in neurodevelopmental disorders: a narrative review focusing on cognitive and behavioral outcomes
| Contributor(s):: Maresca, G., Portaro, S., Naro, A., Crisafulli, R., Raffa, A., Scarcella, I., Aliberti, B., Gemelli, G., Calabrò, R. S.
Effects of physical enrichment and pair housing before weaning on growth, behaviour and cognitive ability of calves after weaning and regrouping
| Contributor(s):: Zhang, Chenyu, Juniper, Darren T., Meagher, Rebecca K.
Housing unweaned calves individually in barren environments negatively affects their growth, cognitive ability, and adaptability to environmental changes in later life. Social housing has been shown to improve those aspects, whereas physical environmental enrichment has rarely been studied in...
Music for animal welfare: A critical review & conceptual framework
| Contributor(s):: Kriengwatana, Buddhamas P., Mott, Richard, ten Cate, Carel
Music can have powerful effects on human health and wellbeing. These findings have inspired an emerging field of research that focuses on the potential of music for animal welfare, with most studies investigating whether music can enhance overall wellbeing. However, this sole focus on discovering...
Development of Desirable Behaviors in Dog-Assisted Interventions
| Contributor(s):: Acebes, F., Pellitero, J. L., Muñiz-Diez, C., Loy, I.
Dog-assisted interventions (DAI) are those that include specially trained dogs in human health services. Often, the training methods employed to train animals for DAI are transmitted between trainers, so the latest scientific research on dog learning and cognition is not always taken into...
Pet ownership supports quality of life in home-dwelling people with Alzheimer's disease
| Contributor(s):: Välimäki, T., Koivisto, A., Kärkkäinen, V., Selander, T., Hongisto, K., Rusanen, M.
Pilot study of the influence of equine assisted therapy on physiological and behavioral parameters related to welfare of horses and patients
| Contributor(s):: Dolores Ayala, M., Carrillo, A., Iniesta, P., Ferrer, P.
Different welfare indicators were studied in three patients with psychomotor alterations and in two horses throughout 9-10 equine assisted therapy sessions in each patient. In horses, heart and respiratory rates, blood pressure, temperature and behavioral signs were studied. In patients, heart...
Equine-assisted activities and therapies in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Pérez-Gómez, J., Amigo-Gamero, H., Collado-Mateo, D., Barrios-Fernandez, S., Muñoz-Bermejo, L., Garcia-Gordillo, MÁ, Carlos-Vivas, J., Adsuar, J. C.
Wouldn’t hurt a fly? A review of insect cognition and sentience in relation to their use as food and feed
| Contributor(s):: Lambert, Helen, Elwin, Angie, D’Cruze, Neil
Donkey behaviour and cognition: A literature review
| Contributor(s):: De Santis, Marta, Seganfreddo, Samanta, Galardi, Morgana, Mutinelli, Franco, Normando, Simona, Contalbrigo, Laura
Unanswered Questions and Hypotheses about Domestic Cat Behavior, Ecology, and the Cat-Human Relationship
| Contributor(s):: Turner, D. C.
After recent publication of several reviews covering research results from the last 35 years of domestic cat studies, a number of important unanswered questions and hypotheses have arisen that could interest active researchers, especially those beginning their academic careers. Some sections of...
The Positive Effects of Pet Ownership on Alzheimer's Disease
| Contributor(s):: Rusanen, M., Selander, T., Kärkkäinen, V., Koivisto, A.
BACKGROUND: Human-animal interactions are known to have many beneficial psychosocial and psychophysiological effects on persons with and without medical health conditions. There are no previous prospective studies with long follow-up times on the effects of domestic pets on the persons with...
Novel Diagnostic Tools for Identifying Cognitive Impairment in Dogs: Behavior, Biomarkers, and Pathology
| Contributor(s):: Zuzana Vikartovska, Jana Farbakova, Tomas Smolek, Jozef Hanes, Norbert Zilka, Lubica Hornakova, Filip Humenik, Marcela Maloveska, Nikola Hudakova, Dasa Cizkova
Canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CCDS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder in senior dogs that is mainly associated with decreased ability to learn and respond to stimuli. It is commonly under-diagnosed because behavioral changes are often attributed to the natural process of...
How Adults with Ptsd Described the Effects of Their Emotional Support Animals: a Qualitative Descriptive Study
| Contributor(s):: Fankhauser, Lori Lee
Weber's Law and the Scalar Property of Timing: A Test of Canine Timing
| Contributor(s):: Jessica H. Cliff, Surrey M. K. Jackson, James S. McEwan, Lewis A. Bizo
Domestic dogs completed a temporal bisection procedure that required a response to one lever following a light stimulus of short duration and to another lever following a light stimulus of a longer duration. The short and long durations across the four conditions were (0.5–2.0 s,...
Impact of maternal stress and nutrition on behavioural and physiological outcomes in young lambs
| Contributor(s):: Rooke, J. A., Arnott, G., Dwyer, C. M., Rutherford, K. M. D.
Animal cognition in a more than human world
| Contributor(s):: Flynn, P.
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