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  1. The Effects of Touching and Stroking a Cat on the Inferior Frontal Gyrus in People

    Contributor(s):: Kobayashi, Ai, Yamaguchi, Yusuke, Ohtani, Nobuyo, Ohta, Mitsuaki

    Our study evaluated the effects on the prefrontal cortex, especially the inferior frontal gyrus (IFG), of people when touching and stroking a real or soft toy cat, using functional near infrared spectroscopy. Thirty under-graduate students (10 males, 20 females) were recruited and performed three...

  2. Does Physical Contact with a Dog or Person Affect Performance of a Working Memory Task?

    Contributor(s):: Gee, Nancy R., Friedmann, Erika, Coglitore, Victoria, Fisk, Amy, Stendahl, Marcus

    Working memory (WM) plays a critical role in the execution of a wide variety of cognitive tasks and predicts academic success. This study was designed to compare the impact of the presence of a dog or a person, and physical contact with them, on the performance of a WM task. It also exam- ined...

  3. Drawing parallels in human-other interactions: a trans-disciplinary approach to developing human-robot interaction methodologies

    Contributor(s):: Collins, E. C.

  4. 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...

  5. Gentle abdominal stroking ('belly rubbing') of pigs by a human reduces EEG total power and increases EEG frequencies

    Contributor(s):: Rault, J. L., Truong, S., Hemsworth, L., Le Chevoir, M., Bauquier, S., Lai, A.

  6. Touching and Gesture Exchange as an Element of Emotional Bond Construction. Application of Visual Sociology in the Research on Interaction between Humans and Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Krzysztof Tomasz Konecki

    The article analyse the problem of human - animals bond creation. The analysis of video - recordings was used to beserve the gesture exchange between animals and humans. The grounded theory was used to analyse visuality of the emotional bond creation.

  7. Topography of social touching depends on emotional bonds between humans

    | Contributor(s):: Suvilehto, J. T., Glerean, E., Dunbar, R. I., Hari, R., Nummenmaa, L.

  8. Topography of social touching depends on emotional bonds between humans

    | Contributor(s):: Suvilehto, J. T., Glerean, E., Dunbar, R. I., Hari, R., Nummenmaa, L.

  9. Physiological responses of college students to a pet

    | Contributor(s):: Wilson, C. C.

  10. Heart rate changes in the horse to human contact

    | Contributor(s):: Lynch, J. J., Fregin, G. F., Mackie, J. B., Monroe, R. R., Jr.

  11. The reinforcing value of physical contact and the effect on canine heart rate of grooming in different anatomical areas

    | Contributor(s):: McGreevy, P. D., Righetti, J., Thomson, P. C.

    The human-animal relationship frequently involves physical touch, and this may have benefits for both participants. Grooming of horses at the withers has a calming effect on recipients, a phenomenon regularly used to reward horses. No studies on the effect on heart rate of grooming in different...

  12. The role of affective touch in human-robot interaction: human intent and expectations in touching the Haptic Creature

    | Contributor(s):: Yohanan, Steve, MacLean, Karon E.

  13. The physiological and behavioural impact of sensory contact among unfamiliar adult mice in the laboratory

    | Contributor(s):: Rettich, A., Kasermann, H. P., Pelczar, P., Burki, K., Arras, M.

    Housing mice in the laboratory in groups enables social interaction and is the way a laboratory should house mice. However, adult males show reciprocal aggression and are therefore frequently housed individually. Alternatively, a grid divider, which allows sensory contact by sight and smell but...

  14. Cardiovascular responses to a pet snake

    | Contributor(s):: Alonso, Y.

  15. [Affective behavioural responses by dogs to tactile human-dog interactions]

    | Contributor(s):: Kuhne, F., Hossler, J. C., Struwe, R.

  16. Animal-assisted therapy enhances resident social interaction and initiation in long-term care facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Bernstein, P. L., Friedmann, E., Malaspina, A.

    Compared the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) with nonanimal therapy (NAT) for providing social stimulation among long term care (LTC) residents. The study was conducted at 2 LTC facilities with 122 and 200 residents. NATs included snack bingo or arts and crafts, while AAT involved...

  17. Complementary therapies

    | Contributor(s):: Holland, Cindy, Albrecht, Sally

  18. Stroking Different Body Regions of Dairy Cows: Effects on Avoidance and Approach Behavior Toward Humans

    | Contributor(s):: Schmied, C., Boivin, X., Waiblinger, S.

  19. Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) prefer to cooperate when petted: Integrating proximate and ultimate explanations II

    | Contributor(s):: Perelberg, A., Schuster, R.

  20. Understanding the perceptual world of horses

    | Contributor(s):: Saslow, C. A.