Dogs consciously experience emotions: The question is, which?.
| Contributor(s):: Ralph Adolphs
I discuss three themes related to Kujala’s target article. First, the wealth of emerging data on cognitive studies in dogs will surely show that dogs have a very rich repertoire of cognitive processes, for most of which we find homologues in humans. Second, understanding the internal...
Positive emotions and quality of life in dogs
| Contributor(s):: Patrizia Piotti
Positive affect is fundamental to ensuring good animal welfare. Discrete and dimensional theories of emotion have recently been used to explore the relation between cognition and affect and to develop cognitive measures of positive affect. Human quality-of-life assessment focuses on positive...
If I fits I sits: A citizen science investigation into illusory contour susceptibility in domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus)
| Contributor(s):: Smith, Gabriella E., Chouinard, Philippe A., Byosiere, Sarah-Elizabeth
The Anchoring Model as a Tool to Improve Visitors’ Perceptions of Zoos
| Contributor(s):: Sampaio, Marilian Boachá, Schiel, Nicola, Souto, Antonio
Quality of Human-Animal Interaction: A Quantitative Analysis of Attitudes towards Animals and Cognitive Dissonance
| Contributor(s):: Constance A. Leahy
The Community Association for Riders with Disabilities (CARD)
Since its incorporation in 1969, CARD has provided therapy in the fields of cognitive therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation, medicine, and adapted sport. CARD’s therapeutic horseback riding program benefits riders who seek physical or cognitive therapies, who have a variety of...
Koi (Cyprinus rubrofuscus) Seek Out Tactile Interaction with Humans: General Patterns and Individual Differences
| Contributor(s):: Fife-Cook, I., Franks, B.
The study of human-animal interactions has provided insights into the welfare of many species. To date, however, research has largely focused on human relationships with captive mammals, with relatively little exploration of interactions between humans and other vertebrates, despite non-mammals...
Lateralized emotional functioning in domestic animals
| Contributor(s):: Siniscalchi, Marcello, d’Ingeo, Serenella, Quaranta, Angelo
Is cognition the secret to working dog success?
| Contributor(s):: Hare, B., Ferrans, M.
Two assays of working memory in companion dogs: The holeboard and disappearing object tasks
| Contributor(s):: Smith, Melissa, Murrell, Joanna C., Mendl, Michael
Dances with dogs: interspecies play and a case for sympoietic enactivism
| Contributor(s):: Merritt, M.
Dog cognitive development: a longitudinal study across the first 2 years of life
| Contributor(s):: Bray, E. E., Gruen, M. E., Gnanadesikan, G. E., Horschler, D. J., Levy, K. M., Kennedy, B. S., Hare, B. A., MacLean, E. L.
Effects of access to hay on cognition of pre-weaned dairy calves and behavior upon social grouping after weaning
| Contributor(s):: Horvath, Kelsey C., Gingerich, Katie N., Hixson, Catherine L., Miller-Cushon, Emily K.
Individually housed dairy calves typically have restrictive environments which could lead to detrimental effects on cognition. We hypothesized that providing calves with hay prior to weaning, in addition to a standard starter diet and milk, would improve cognitive ability and influence adaptation...
The Role of Pets in Supporting Cognitive-Behavioral Chronic Pain Self-Management: Perspectives of Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: Janevic, Mary R., Shute, Varick, Connell, Cathleen M., Piette, John D., Goesling, Jenna, Fynke, Julie
Auditory–Visual Matching of Conspecifics and Non-Conspecifics by Dogs and Human Infants
| Contributor(s):: Anna Gergely, Eszter Petró, Katalin Oláh, József Topál
We tested whether dogs and 14–16-month-old infants are able to integrate intersensory information when presented with conspecific and heterospecific faces and vocalisations. The looking behaviour of dogs and infants was recorded with a non-invasive eye-tracking technique while they were...
Range use is related to free-range broiler chickens’ behavioral responses during food and social conditioned place preference tests
| Contributor(s):: Ferreira, Vitor Hugo Bessa, Germain, Karine, Calandreau, Ludovic, Guesdon, Vanessa
Free-range broiler chickens usually show an uneven spatial utilization of an outdoor range. Due to behavioral and cognitive between-individual differences, some animals may be driven to associate food and conspecifics more strongly to the barn, causing them to be less prone to explore the range....
Emotion in dogs: Translational and transformative aspects
| Contributor(s):: Silvan R Urfer
Kujala (2017) provides an excellent overview of most aspects of emotion in dogs; however, she does not cover a few fields of research that I think are also relevant to the topic. In this commentary, I discuss the current state of our knowledge regarding cognitive decline and behavioral...
Cognitive characteristics of 8- to 10-week-old assistance dog puppies
Dogs (Canis familiaris) recognise our faces in photographs: implications for existing and future research
| Contributor(s):: Eatherington, C. J., Mongillo, P., Looke, M., Marinelli, L.
Dognition : the effect of pet ownership on cognition in older adults
| Contributor(s):: Molly McSweeney
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of pet ownership on cognition in older adults. Previous research has indicated that interactions with pets are associated with improved mental and physical health in humans. We predicted that these benefits of human-pet interactions...