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  1. Assessment of fear-related behaviours displayed by companion dogs (Canis familiaris) in response to social and non-social stimuli

    Contributor(s):: Stellato, Anastasia C., Flint, Hannah E., Widowski, Tina M., Serpell, James A., Niel, Lee

    Dogs that experience fear in response to everyday stimuli are likely to have reduced welfare, and are at a higher risk for the development of behaviour problems. To properly investigate the causes and consequences of canine fear it is important to correctly identify affected individuals. The aim...

  2. Face processing of animal and human static stimuli by children with autism spectrum disorder: a pilot study

    Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, M., Degrez, C., Alavi, Z., Lemonnier, E.

    Animals are part of humans' social environment and present numerous benefits. Each partner in a human-animal interaction uses signals emitted by the other (e.g. postures, gestures or gaze directions) to collect information to adjust their behaviour. Face processing impairment is associated with...

  3. Developing visual discrimination tasks for dogs

    Contributor(s):: Joana Maria Guilherme Martins Fernandes

    The study of animal emotion has risen in the past decades, and because non-human animals cannot talk about their feelings, different techniques have been developed with the aim to understand emotions and improve animal welfare. Here, I intended to assess animal emotions by two different...

  4. Vocal and visual stimulation, congruence and lateralization affect brain oscillations in interspecies emotional positive and negative interactions

    Contributor(s):: Balconi, Michela, Vanutelli, Maria Elide

  5. Yum, cake!: How reward sensitivity relates to automatic approach motivation for dessert food images

    Contributor(s):: May, Christine N., Juergensen, James, Demaree, Heath A.

  6. Domestic dogs match human male voices to faces, but not for females

    Contributor(s):: Yong, MinHooi, Ruffman, T.

    Dogs can match human genders when viewing a live person with vocal playback in a cross-modal discrimination task. In addition, dogs behave differently towards a live human male, with more defensive aggression shown towards human males compared to females. We investigated whether domestic dogs...

  7. New perspectives on dolphin whistles: Evaluating signal context, categorization and memory

    Contributor(s):: Bruck, Jason Neal

  8. Cross-Cultural Agreement in Perception of Animal Beauty: Boid Snakes Viewed by People from Five Continents

    Contributor(s):: Frynta, Daniel, Maresova, Jana, Rehakova-Petru, Milada, Skliba, Jan, Sumbera, Radim, Krasa, Antonin

  9. A comparison of pet and purpose-bred research dog ( Canis familiaris) performance on human-guided object-choice tasks

    Contributor(s):: Lazarowski, L., Dorman, D. C.

    Several studies have shown that domestic dogs respond to human social cues such as pointing. Some experiments have shown that pet dogs outperformed wolves in following a momentary distal point. These findings have lent support to the hypothesis that domestication is responsible for domestic dogs'...

  10. Comparative studies of emotional behaviors of house and stray dogs

    Contributor(s):: Kim, N. Y., Kim, K. H., Kim, S. J., Jeon, B. T., Park, P. J., Thomas, D. G., Moon, S. H.

    Background: The industry of companion animal has been growing steadily in Korea. However, alongside this rapid growth, insufficient knowledge and immature civic awareness of the responsibilities of companion animal ownership has resulted in an increase in the number of stray animals. Aim: The aim...

  11. Can aggression in dogs be elicited through the use of electronic pet containment systems?

    Contributor(s):: Polsky, R.

    Five cases are described that involve severe attacks on humans by dogs who were being trained or maintained on an electronic pet containment system. The system is designed to boundary train a dog through the use of electric shock in an escape-avoidance conditioning paradigm. Data were collected...

  12. The impact of past and present preferences on stimulus engagement in nursing home residents with dementia

    Contributor(s):: Cohen-Mansfield, Jiska, Marx, Marcia S., Thein, Khin, Dakheel-Ali, Maha

    Objectives: We examined engagement with stimuli in 193 nursing home residents with dementia. We hypothesized that activities and stimuli based on a person's past and current preferences would result in more engagement than other activities/stimuli. Method: The expanded version of the...

  13. Brief owner absence does not induce negative judgement bias in pet dogs

    Contributor(s):: Muller, C. A., Riemer, S., Rosam, C. M., Schosswender, J., Range, F., Huber, L.

  14. Children's preferences for infantile features in dogs and cats

    Contributor(s):: Borgi, M., Cirulli, F.

  15. How to handle your cows stress-free and safely?

    Contributor(s):: Adam, S., Baillargeon, J.

  16. Stress and behavioural issues in pets

    Contributor(s):: Barklett-Judge, M.

  17. The PASTURE project: EU support for the improvement of knowledge about risk factors and preventive factors for atopy in Europe

    Contributor(s):: von Mutius, E., Schmid, S.

  18. Effect of Human Body Position on the Swimming Behavior of Bull Sharks, Carcharhinus leucas

    Contributor(s):: Ritter, E., Amin, R.

  19. Development of affinity to the stockperson in lambs from two breeds

    Contributor(s):: Caroprese, M., Napolitano, F., Boivin, X., Albenzio, M., Annicchiarico, G., Sevi, A.

    The interactions between genetic and environmental factors on the development of lamb affinity to humans was assessed on 48 animals from two breeds (Gentile di Puglia and Comisana) and two treatments (Gentled and Not Gentled) producing 4 groups (GPg, GPng, Cg, Cng, respectively). The Gentile di...

  20. Effect of intentional sentences on visual attention to human and animal pictures: Evidence from eye movements

    Contributor(s):: Mishra, Ramesh Kumar