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
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.
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...
Cognitive characteristics of 8- to 10-week-old assistance dog puppies
Environmental enrichment and cognitive complexity in reptiles and amphibians: Concepts, review, and implications for captive populations
Contributor(s):: Burghardt, Gordon M.
Reptiles and amphibians have been neglected in research on cognition, emotions, sociality, need for enriched and stimulating environments, and other topics that have been greatly emphasized in work on mammals and birds. This is also evident in the historic lack of enriching captive environments...
Behavioral differences among breeds of domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris): Current status of the science
Contributor(s):: Mehrkam, Lindsay R., Wynne, Clive D. L.
In both popular media and scientific literature, it is commonly stated that breeds of dogs differ behaviorally in substantial, consistent and predictable ways. Since the mid-twentieth century, scientists have asked whether meaningful behavioral differences exist between breeds of dogs. Today,...
Assessing equine emotional state
Contributor(s):: Hall, Carol, Randle, Hayley, Pearson, Gemma, Preshaw, Liane, Waran, Natalie
The scientific study of animal emotion has recently become an important focus for animal behaviour and welfare researchers. For horses used by humans for work, recreation or sport, the question of the significance of their life experiences in terms of their emotional response, is an important one...
Do dogs exhibit jealous behaviors when their owner attends to their companion dog?
Contributor(s):: Prato-Previde, E., Nicotra, V., Fusar Poli, S., Pelosi, A., Valsecchi, P.
Behavioral synchronization and affiliation: Dogs exhibit human-like skills
Contributor(s):: Duranton, C., Gaunet, F.
Enhanced Selection of Assistance and Explosive Detection Dogs Using Cognitive Measures
| Contributor(s):: MacLean, E. L., Hare, B.
Working dogs play a variety of important roles, ranging from assisting individuals with disabilities, to explosive and medical detection work. Despite widespread demand, only a subset of dogs bred and trained for these roles ultimately succeed, creating a need for objective measures that can...
Disparities in activity levels and learning ability between Djungarian hamster (Phodopus sungorus) and Roborovskii hamster (Phodopus roborovskii)
| Contributor(s):: Hiromi Ikeda, Mao Nagasawa, Takeshi Yamaguchi, Kimie Minaminaka, Ryosei Goda, Vishwajit S. Chowdhury, Shinobu Yasuo, Mitsuhiro Furuse
The Djungarian hamster and the Roborovskii hamster belong to the same genus of Phodopus. However, the Djungarian hamster is tame and shows sedative behavior, while Roborovskii hamster is not tame and shows high levels of locomotor activity. Hyperactivity occurs in animals with tameless behavior....
The Development of a Psychometric Scale for the Evaluation of the Emotional Predispositions of Pet Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Gill Sheppard, Daniel S. Mills
Many pet dogs exhibit problem behaviours which can be corrected through the judicious use of positive and negative reinforcers in training. However, animals often vary in their sensitivity and response to these. It is hypothesised that this variation may offer a biological basis for...
Jealousy in dogs
| Contributor(s):: Harris, C. R., Prouvost, C.
Dog's discrimination of human selfish and generous attitudes: the role of individual recognition, experience, and experimenters' gender
| Contributor(s):: Carballo, F., Freidin, E., Putrino, N., Shimabukuro, C., Casanave, E., Bentosela, M.
Emotion Attribution to a Non-Humanoid Robot in Different Social Situations
| Contributor(s):: Lakatos, Gabriella, Gácsi, Márta, Konok, Veronika, Brúder, Ildikó, Bereczky, Boróka, Korondi, Péter, Miklósi, Ádám
'Canis empathicus'? A proposal on dogs' capacity to empathize with humans
| Contributor(s):: Karine Silva, Liliana de Sousa
Empathy has long attracted the attention of philosophers and psychologists, and more recently, of evolutionary biologists. Interestingly, studies suggest that empathy is a phylogenetically continuous phenomenon, ranging across animals from automatic emotional activation in response to the...
On the Psychological Well-Being of Chimpanzees
| Contributor(s):: Fouts, Roger S.
Comments on the similarly between the behavioral and cognitive abilities of chimpanzees and humans. Amount of cultural diversity between chimpanzees; Ability of chimpanzees to communicate with the signs of American Sign Language; Details on the cognitive difference between apes and humans.
Early life exposures to home dampness, pet ownership and farm animal contact and neuropsychological development in 4 year old children: a prospective birth cohort study
| Contributor(s):: Casas, L., Torrent, M., Zock, J. P., Doekes, G., Forns, J., Guxens, M., Taubel, M., Heinrich, J., Sunyer, J.