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  1. Assistive Device Use among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Profile of Canadians Using Hearing, Vision, and Mobility Devices in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

    Contributor(s):: Ishigami, Yoko, Jutai, Jeffrey, Kirkland, Susan

    There is increasing recognition that using assistive devices can support healthy aging. Minimizing discomfort and loss of function and increasing independence can have a substantial impact physically, psychologically, and financially on persons with functional impairments and resulting activity...

  2. Talking to Cows: Reactions to Different Auditory Stimuli During Gentle Human-Animal Interactions

    Contributor(s):: Lange, A., Bauer, L., Futschik, A., Waiblinger, S., Lürzel, S.

  3. A novel behavioural approach to assess responsiveness to auditory and visual stimuli before cognitive testing in family dogs

    Contributor(s):: Bognár, Zsófia, Piotti, Patrizia, Szabó, Dóra, Le Nézet, Louis, Kubinyi, EnikÅ‘

    Visual and auditory impairments can have a large impact on performance in cognitive tests. It is important to evaluate the sensory capacities of dogs before enrolling them in cognitive tests, in order to exclude sensory impairment as confounding effect. Therefore we designed multiple non-invasive...

  4. Decline in prevalence of congenital sensorineural deafness in Dalmatian dogs in the United Kingdom

    Contributor(s):: Lewis, T., Freeman, J., De Risio, L.

  5. The cocktail party effect in the domestic dog (Canis familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Mallikarjun, A., Shroads, E., Newman, R. S.

  6. Making sense of it all: The importance of taking into account the sensory abilities of animals in their housing and management

    Contributor(s):: Nielsen, Birte L.

    In this selective review, examples are given of how different animal species use different sensory modalities in different ways. These examples serve to illustrate that we should not forget to take sensory abilities of the animals that we manage into account to ensure or improve their welfare. As...

  7. Cross-modal perception of human emotion in domestic horses (Equus caballus)

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    | Contributor(s):: Nakamura, K., Takimoto-Inose, A., Hasegawa, T.

  8. Cheetahs discriminate familiar and unfamiliar human voices

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    | Contributor(s):: Maël Leroux, Robyn Shelia Hetem, Martine Hausberger, Alban Lemasson

    Domestic species can make the distinction between several human sub-groups, especially between familiar and unfamiliar persons. The Domestication hypothesis assumes that such advanced cognitive skills were driven by domestication itself. However, such capacities have been shown in wild species...

  9. Nurturing your pet with nature - Part 2: Sensory and discovery experiences

    | Contributor(s):: Rauh, R. M.

  10. Domestic dogs conceal auditory but not visual information from others

    | Contributor(s):: Brauer, J., Keckeisen, M., Pitsch, A., Kaminski, J., Call, J., Tomasello, M.

  11. Effects of sounds of different quality on the behaviour and heart beat parameters of goats

    | Contributor(s):: Johns, J., Patt, A., Hillmann, E.

    In alpine regions, bells are used to relocate free-ranging grazers like cows and goats. Considering that goats have a well-developed hearing capacity, sounds (e.g. a chime of a bell) may act as stressors depending on their characteristics. The aim of this study was to test whether a non-uniform...

  12. A Comparative Study of Human and Parrot Phonation: Acoustic and Articulatory Correlates of Vowels

    | Contributor(s):: Patterson, D. K., Pepperberg, I. M.

  13. Bo the blinking dog helps children learn to speak

    | Contributor(s):: Aston, William

  14. Do Ferrets Perceive Relative Pitch?

    | Contributor(s):: Yin, Pingo, Fritz, Jonathan B., Shamma, Shihab A.

  15. Vowel Discrimination in Cats: Acquisition, Effects of Stimulus Level, and Performance in Noise

    | Contributor(s):: Hienz, Robert D., Aleszczyk, Cynthia M., May, Bradford J.

  16. Vowel Discrimination in Cats: Thresholds for the Detection of Second Formant Changes in the Vowel /(epsilon)

    | Contributor(s):: Hienz, Robert D., Aleszczyk, Cynthia M., May, Bradford J.

  17. A survey of public attitudes towards barking dogs in New Zealand

    | Contributor(s):: Flint, E. L., Minot, E. O., Perry, P. E., Stafford, K. J.

    AIMS: To investigate public attitudes towards barking dogs in New Zealand in order to quantify the extent to which people perceive barking dogs to be a problem, to compare tolerance of barking with that of other common suburban noises, to assess the level of public understanding about the...

  18. Human perception of vocalizations of domestic piglets and modulation by experience with domestic pigs (Sus scrofa)

    | Contributor(s):: Tallet, Céline,

  19. The effect of human command phonetic characteristics on auditory cognition in dogs (Canis familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: Fukuzawa, M., Mills, D. S., Cooper, J. J.

    Six dogs (Canis familiaris) were trained to sit and come reliably in response to tape-recorded commands. The phonemes within these commands were then changed, and the dogs' behavior in response to these modified commands was recorded. Performance markedly declined in all cases, with the type of...

  20. Context-related variation in the vocal growling behaviour of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: Taylor, Anna M., Reby, David, McComb, Karen