Farm Animal Cognition-Linking Behavior, Welfare and Ethics
Contributor(s):: Nawroth, C., Langbein, J., Coulon, M., Gabor, V., Oesterwind, S., Benz-Schwarzburg, J., von Borell, E.
Judgement bias in goats (Capra hircus): investigating the effects of human grooming
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| Contributor(s):: Luigi Baciadonna, Christian Nawroth, Alan G. McElligott
Animal emotional states can be investigated by evaluating their impact on cognitive processes. In this study, we used a judgement bias paradigm to determine if short-term positive human-animal interaction (grooming) induced a positive affective state in goats. We tested two groups of...
Assessing the dog: a theoretical analysis of the companion animal's actions in human-animal interactions
| Contributor(s):: Vitztum, C., Urbanik, J.
Companion animals are proposed as valuable assets in human-animal interaction (HAI) for human-health interventions. The benefit of a HAI is presumably based on the interaction between the two species. Although the actions and reactions of the human are routinely evaluated, nominal consideration...
Cognition and learning in horses (Equus caballus): what we know and why we should ask more
| Contributor(s):: Brubaker, L., Udell, M. A. R.
Horses (Equus caballus) have a rich history in their relationship with humans. Across different cultures and eras they have been utilized for work, show, cultural rituals, consumption, therapy, and companionship and continue to serve in many of these roles today. As one of the most commonly...
Citizen Science as a New Tool in Dog Cognition Research
| Contributor(s):: Laughlin Stewart, Evan L. MacLean, David Ivy, Vanessa Woods, Eliot Cohen, Kerri Rodriguez, Matthew McIntyre, Sayan Mukherjee, Josep Call, Juliane Kaminski, Adam Miklosi, Richard W. Wrangham, Brian Hare
Family dogs and dog owners offer a potentially powerful way to conduct citizen science to answer questions about animal behavior that are difficult to answer with more conventional approaches. Here we evaluate the quality of the first data on dog cognition collected by citizen scientists using...
New research relevant to companion animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Broom, D. M.
The many studies published recently on cognition, welfare assessment and practical management of companion animals inform us about what we can and should do to improve welfare. Hence better advice can be offered on aspects of training, living conditions, problem situations and genetic selection....
Recognizing Nonhuman Morality
| Contributor(s):: Coghlan, Simon
| Contributor(s):: Gallistel, Charles R
Your dog is your teacher: contemporary dog training beyond radical behaviorism
| Contributor(s):: Pregowski, M. P.
Contemporary dog training and the ongoing changes within this field, particularly ones related to perceptions of dogs and their roles, are interesting topics for academic inquiry. Present practices generally rely upon either the pack-and-dominance concept-leading to top-down, discipline-heavy...
Crossing the human /animal divide
| Contributor(s):: Kete, Kathleen
The influence of neonatal environment on piglet play behaviour and post-weaning social and cognitive development
| Contributor(s):: Martin, J. E., Ison, S. H., Baxter, E. M.
Research has shown that the domestic pig is highly playful throughout its development and that play is an important aspect of social and cognitive development. Therefore, the neonatal environment is fundamental to successful stimulation of play in neonatal pigs, which could have indirect and...
Clinical animal behaviour models of stereotypic behaviour and underlying cognition
| Contributor(s):: Daniel Mills
Bizarre repetitive behaviour may be quite common, with estimates in people and dogs of a prevalence of up to 8%. Whereas these are often considered important indicators of mental health problems in people, in companion animals, many owners view these behaviours as "quirky" or even...
Behaviour and beyond: three ways to examine dog cognitive processing
| Contributor(s):: Tiffani J. Howell
Dog cognition research relies heavily on behavioural approaches in order to determine the nature and extent of dog cognitive abilities. These behavioural data have greatly advanced current understanding of dog cognitive abilities. While there has been much research exploring how dogs respond in...
Citizen science: a new direction in canine behavior research
| Contributor(s):: Hecht, J., Rice, E. S.
Researchers increasingly rely on members of the public to contribute to scientific projects-from collecting or identifying, to analyzing and disseminating data. The "citizen science" model proves useful to many thematically distinctive fields, like ornithology, astronomy, and phenology. The...
Domestication effects on behavioural traits and learning performance: comparing wild cavies to guinea pigs
| Contributor(s):: Brust, V., Guenther, A.
The domestication process leads to a change in behavioural traits, usually towards individuals that are less attentive to changes in their environment and less aggressive. Empirical evidence for a difference in cognitive performance, however, is scarce. Recently, a functional linkage between an...
Scent of the familiar: an fMRI study of canine brain responses to familiar and unfamiliar human and dog odors
| Contributor(s):: Berns, G. S., Brooks, A. M., Spivak, M.
Understanding dogs' perceptual experience of both conspecifics and humans is important to understand how dogs evolved and the nature of their relationships with humans and other dogs. Olfaction is believed to be dogs' most powerful and perhaps important sense and an obvious place to begin...
The animal mind : an introduction to the philosophy of animal cognition
| Contributor(s):: Andrews, Kristin
Animal versus human consciousness: assessing evidence for animal consciousness: the question of episodic memory
| Contributor(s):: Droege, Paula, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.
Animal versus human consciousness: rethinking the cognitive abilities of animals
| Contributor(s):: Steiner, Gary, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.
Animal versus human consciousness: what are animals concious of?
| Contributor(s):: Morin, Alan, Smith, Julie A., Mitchell, Robert W.