Hemodynamic (fNIRS) and EEG (N200) correlates of emotional inter-species interactions modulated by visual and auditory stimulation
| Contributor(s):: Balconi, M., Vanutelli, M. E.
The brain activity, considered in its hemodynamic (optical imaging: functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy, fNIRS) and electrophysiological components (event-related potentials, ERPs, N200) was monitored when subjects observed (visual stimulation, V) or observed and heard...
Reactions of sheep towards three sets of emotional stimuli: (in) consistency in respect to stimulus valence and sheep identity
| Contributor(s):: Gygax, L., Vogeli, S.
There is an increasing interest in affective states in applied animal behaviour science, because these states are thought to reflect welfare from the perspective of the animals. Also, it can be expected that individuals differ in how they consistently react to emotional challenges. Recently, we...
Perceiving emotions in human-human and human-animal interactions: Hemodynamic prefrontal activity (fNIRS) and empathic concern
| Contributor(s):: Vanutelli, M. E., Balconi, M.
The perception of available social support is related to reduced cardiovascular reactivity in Phase II cardiac rehabilitation patients
| Contributor(s):: Craig, F. W., Lynch, J. J., Quartner, J. L.
Pet's presence and owner's blood pressures during the daily lives of pet owners with pre- to mild hypertension
| Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Son, H. S., Chapa, D., McCune, S.
Presence of a pet dog and human cardiovascular responses to mild mental stress
| Contributor(s):: Kingwell, B. A., Lomdahl, A., Anderson, W. P.
The use of a mirror reduces isolation stress in horses being transported by trailer
| Contributor(s):: Kay, R., Hall, C.
Horse trailers are a common form of transportation for horses and ponies and often require the animal to travel alone or with a single companion. The current study investigated the effect of transporting horses alone, in company or with an acrylic safety mirror (measuring 81 cm x 61.5 cm) that...
Animal-assisted therapy in patients hospitalized with heart failure
| Contributor(s):: Cole, K. M., Gawlinski, A., Steers, N., Kotlerman, J.
Coronary blood flow in dogs: effect of person
| Contributor(s):: Newton, J. E., Ehrlich, W.
Does pet dog presence reduce human cardiovascular responses to stress?
| Contributor(s):: Grossberg, M. J., Alf, F. E., Jr., Vormbrock, K. J.
This study tested directly the hypothesis that the mere presence of a person's pet dog produces health benefits by reducing cardiovascular arousal-induced stress. We administered mental arithmetic problems and TAT cards to 32 normotensive dog-owning college students. Half were tested with...
Exploratory study of stress-buffering response patterns from interaction with a therapy dog
| Contributor(s):: Barker, S. B., Knisely, J. S., McCain, N. L., Schubert, C. M., Pandurangi, A. K.
This exploratory study builds on existing research on the physiological stress response to human-animal interactions in a non-clinical sample of adult dog-owners interacting with their own or an unfamiliar therapy dog under similar conditions. Participants were therapy-dog owners (TDO group; n=5)...
The effect of animal-assisted therapy on stress responses in hospitalized children
| Contributor(s):: Tsai, ChiaChun, Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A.
Hospitalization is a major, stressful experience for children. The stress associated with children's hospitalization may lead to negative physiological and psychological sequelae. Pediatric healthcare professionals can develop interventions to decrease children's stress during hospitalization....