A 'long-fuse domestication' of the horse? Tooth shape suggests explosive change in modern breeds compared to extinct populations and living Przewalski horses
Contributor(s):: Krish Seetah, Andrea Cardini, Graeme Barker
Archaeological and molecular data suggest that horses were domesticated comparatively recently, the genetic evidence indicating that this was from several maternal haplotypes but only a single paternal one. However, although central to our understanding of how humans and environmental conditions...
The social neuroscience of human-animal interaction
Contributor(s):: Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy
Neural mechanisms underlying human-animal interaction: An evolutionary perspective
Contributor(s):: Carter, C. Sue, Porges, Stephen W., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy
Affiliation in human-animal interaction
Contributor(s):: Beetz, Andrea, Bales, Karen, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy
The Dog, the Scientist's best friend: Per Jensen at TEDxNorrkoping
Contributor(s):: Per Jensen
This talk deals with the evolution and development of the dog and the basic aspects of dog behavior and its connection to genetics and comparison with human behaviour. A dog can learn to count, and to distinguish verbs from adjectives. It is clear that dogs understand humans much better than has...
Contributor(s):: Beetz, Andrea, Bales, Karen
The cry of a "New Born" | Susan Lingle | TEDxUniversityofWinnipeg
Contributor(s):: Susan Lingle
Mammals know a young creature in need when they hear it. Humans often respond to cries of infants from different species. What about other animals? Are the cries of different species similar enough for parents from one species to respond to the cries of another?Susan Lingle’s research...
Prehistoric to Posthuman: Animality, Inheritance, and Identity in American Evolutionary Narratives
Contributor(s):: Deborah Bailin
This project examines how Darwinian discourse has influenced representations of the relationship between animality and humanness in twentieth-century American literature. Scholarship in the conceptually rich and growing field of animal studies, to which my dissertation contributes, covers a wide...
Coping strategies in captive capuchin monkeys ( Sapajus spp.)
Contributor(s):: Ferreira, R. G., Mendl, M., Wagner, P. G. C., Araujo, T., Nunes, D., Mafra, A. L.
Studies on diverse species indicate the existence of individual differences in stress coping strategies labelled as 'proactive' and 'reactive'. Identifying taxonomic distribution of such coping strategies is fundamental to evolutionary models and to management of captive animals. Capuchin monkeys...
Como piensan los animales: Alex Kacelnik at TEDxPuraVida
Contributor(s):: Alex Kacelnik
His interest is to understand animal behavior in light of the ecological problems that evolution presents species in their natural circumstancesAlex Kacelnik is Professor of Behavioral Ecology at the University of Oxford , UK.His interest is to understand animal behavior in light of the...
Dog Behavior: An Evolutionary Perspective
Contributor(s):: Laura Noel
The behavior of the modern domesticated dog is heavily influenced in its evolutionary history. I studied the evolution of the domestic dog from its origins and applied this evolutionary history to understanding the behavior of domestic dogs, and how it differs from undomesticated canine species....
On the moral status of humanized chimeras and the concept of human dignity
Contributor(s):: Ravelingien, A., Braeckman, J., Legge, M.
Ethics and Evolutionary Continuity: Comments on De Waal, Lyons, Moran, and Kraemer
Contributor(s):: Hawkins, R.
Response: What Does Evolutionary Theory Tell Us about the Moral Status of Animals?
Contributor(s):: Menta, Timothy
Parsimony, Evolution, and Animal Pain
Contributor(s):: Rosenfeld, Robert P.
The Possibility of an Evolutionary Semantics
Contributor(s):: Sheets-Johnstone, Maxine
What Makes Us So Different from the Apes?
Contributor(s):: Layng, Tony
Social support does not require attachment: any conspecific tranquilizes isolated guinea-pig pups
Contributor(s):: Tokumaru, R. S., Ades, C., Monticelli, P. F.
Guinea pig pups produce typical distress whistles when isolated. Whistles' frequency is decreased or abolished when they contact with the mother and, to a lesser degree, a sibling or even an unfamiliar female, is regained. Those non-aggressive companions were considered social support providers...
Evaluation of environmental and intrinsic factors that contribute to stereotypic behavior in captive rhesus macaques ( Macaca mulatta)
Contributor(s):: Gottlieb, D. H., Maier, A., Coleman, K.
Full body repetitive behaviors, known as motor stereotypic behaviors (MSBs), are one of the most commonly seen abnormal behaviors in captive non-human primates, and are frequently used as a behavioral measure of well-being. The main goal of this paper was to examine the role of environmental...
Converging on ancient bones: a review of the evidence for the close relatedness of humans ( Homo sapiens) and spotted hyenas ( Crocuta crocuta)
Contributor(s):: Baynes-Rock, M.
The majority of spotted hyena studies are conducted in places such as national parks and reserves where there are few humans present other than the researchers. I argue that this reflects a perception that "real" hyenas are those largely unaffected by contact with humans. This is at odds with...