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Face-based perception of emotions in dairy goats
Contributor(s):: Bellegarde, Lucille G. A., Haskell, Marie J., Duvaux-Ponter, Christine, Weiss, Alexander, Boissy, Alain, Erhard, Hans W.
Faces of conspecifics convey information about identity, but also gaze, and attentional or emotional state. As a cognitive process, face-based emotion recognition can be subject to judgement bias. In this study we investigated whether dairy goats (n=32) would show different responses to 2-D...
Emotional states and emotional contagion in pigs after exposure to a positive and negative treatment
Contributor(s):: Reimert, Inonge, Fong, Stephanie, Rodenburg, T. Bas, Bolhuis, J. Elizabeth
After-effects of events that elicit an emotional state on both the animals that experienced these events and on their group members have only scarcely been studied. We investigated effects of a positive vs. negative treatment on the behaviour and emotional state of pigs and their naive pen mates...
What we can measure, we can manage: The importance of using robust welfare indicators in Equitation Science
Contributor(s):: Waran, Natalie, Randle, Hayley
Ever since the phrase, ‘the happy athlete’ was introduced into the FEI rules for dressage (Article 401.1) there have been discussions about what this actually means and whether it is possible to recognize and reward positive emotions in working horses. For those interested in the study of equine...
Looking into the eyes of a cow: Can eye whites be used as a measure of emotional state?
Contributor(s):: Lambert, Helen S., Carder, Gemma
A number of studies have looked at whether the percentage of visible eye whites could be a reliable and dynamic tool for measuring emotional state in cattle. In this study we have built upon previous research to further test this measure with different stimuli and different types of emotional...
Can changes in nasal temperature be used as an indicator of emotional state in cows?
Contributor(s):: Proctor, Helen, Carder, Gemma
Good animal welfare considers not only the physical and environmental aspects of an animal’s well-being, but also their emotional state. Finding measures of animal emotions is an important area of research, as there is a need for objective, reliable and non-invasive measures to assess how an...
Emotions after victory or defeat assessed through qualitative behavioural assessment, skin lesions and blood parameters in pigs
Contributor(s):: Camerlink, Irene, Peijnenburg, Mieke, Wemelsfelder, Françoise, Turner, Simon P.
Aggression between pigs causes injuries and production losses and is a long standing animal welfare issue. Although the physiological impact of aggression has been well described, little is known about the emotional experience of aggressive interactions. Our aim was to investigate the emotional...
Tail and ear movements as possible indicators of emotions in pigs
Contributor(s):: Marcet Rius, Míriam, Pageat, Patrick, Bienboire-Frosini, Cécile, Teruel, Eva, Monneret, Philippe, Leclercq, Julien, Lafont-Lecuelle, Céline, Cozzi, Alessandro
A better understanding of animal emotions is an important goal in disciplines ranging from neuroscience to animal welfare science, but few reliable tools exist for measuring these emotions. Play behaviour is generally recognized as a trigger of positive emotions in mammals, and previous studies...
Selection of putative indicators of positive emotions triggered by object and social play in mini-pigs
Contributor(s):: Marcet Rius, Míriam, Cozzi, Alessandro, Bienboire-Frosini, Cécile, Teruel, Eva, Chabaud, Camille, Monneret, Philippe, Leclercq, Julien, Lafont-Lecuelle, Céline, Pageat, Patrick
Positive welfare is more than the absence of negative experiences. Nevertheless, there are few feasible animal-based measures for positive welfare. This study aimed to investigate whether object and social play behaviours in pigs, which is believed to trigger positive emotions, is linked to...
Animal emotion: Descriptive and prescriptive definitions and their implications for a comparative perspective
Contributor(s):: Paul, Elizabeth S., Mendl, Michael T.
In recent years there has been a growing research interest in the field of animal emotion. But there is still little agreement about whether and how the word "emotion" should be defined for use in the context of non-human species. Here, we make a distinction between descriptive and prescriptive...
Examining affective structure in chickens: valence, intensity, persistence and generalization measured using a Conditioned Place Preference Test
Contributor(s):: Paul, Elizabeth S., Edgar, Joanne L., Caplen, Gina, Nicol, Christine J.
When measuring animals' valenced behavioural responses to stimuli, e on itio ne ace test goes goes a step further than many approach-based and avoidance-based tests by establishing whether a learned preference for, or aversion to, the location in which the stimulus was encountered can be...
Anxiety influences attention bias but not flight speed and crush score in beef cattle
Contributor(s):: Lee, Caroline, Cafe, Linda M., Robinson, Samantha L., Doyle, Rebecca E., Lea, Jim M., Small, Alison H., Colditz, Ian G.
Attentional biases towards threatening stimuli are increased when animals are in anxious states. An ability to assess negatively valanced affective states such as anxiety are important as they may be related to poor welfare. Flight speed and crush score are two well established tests of...
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...
Emotional Transfer in Human-Horse Interaction: New Perspectives on Equine Assisted Interventions
Contributor(s):: Scopa, C., Contalbrigo, L., Greco, A., Lanata, A., Scilingo, E. P., Baragli, P.
Exploratory Investigation of Infrared Thermography for Measuring Gorilla Emotional Responses to Interactions with Familiar Humans
| Contributor(s):: Heintz, M. R., Fuller, G., Allard, S.
Effects of Dog-Assisted Therapy on Social Behaviors and Emotional Expressions: A Single-Case Experimental Design in 3 People With Dementia
| Contributor(s):: Perez-Saez, E., Perez-Redondo, E., Gonzalez-Ingelmo, E.
The effects of cage color and light intensity on rat affect during heterospecific play
| Contributor(s):: LaFollette, Megan R., Swan, Melissa P., Smith, Rebecca K., Hickman, Debra L., Gaskill, Brianna N.
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.
Cross-modal perception of human emotion in domestic horses (Equus caballus)
| Contributor(s):: Nakamura, K., Takimoto-Inose, A., Hasegawa, T.
Social identification with animals: Unpacking our psychological connection with other animals
| Contributor(s):: Amiot, Catherine E., Sukhanova, Ksenia, Bastian, Brock
Participatory methodologies in research with children: creative and innovative approaches
| Contributor(s):: Pereira, V. R., Coimbra, V. C. C., Cardoso, C. S., Oliveira, N. A., Vieira, A. C. G., Nobre, M. O., Nino, M. E. L.