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New sniffer dog research could “save lives”

A team of scientists has provided the first evidence that dogs can learn to categorise odours and apply this to scents they have never encountered before. The research reveals how the animals process odour information and is likely to have a profound impact on how we train sniffer dogs....

PhD in Dog Cognition and Behaviour – Apply Now

See below for an amazing opportunity for a PhD placement in Dog Cognition and Behaviour.   Are you interested in carrying out a PhD at our lab (http://www.dogup.it/), in the field of Dog Cognition and Behaviour.  The University of Padua (Italy) is offering PhD research fellowships dedicated to non-italian candidates. As...

New research shows that Collies can border on the impulsive

Border Collies are on average more impulsive than Labrador Retrievers, according to new research published today (Thursday 10th March 2016). When comparing working lines – groups within a breed that have been selected to perform a particular task for humans, such as herding sheep – Collies were found to...

Five paid-for Studentships in Life Sciences on offer! Apply now

We’re offering a variety of PhD projects across biological sciences including: Animal Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare, Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology, Microbiology, Forensic Anthropology, Biology and Zoology. Of the ten advertised projects, five applicants, on five projects will be selected for funding, contingent upon the strength of...

Dogs really can recognise human emotions

  As a dog owner you’ve seen them smile, cuddle you when you’re not at your best, mope when you’re not around and pounce around when you’re in the best of moods, but now it’s been scientifically proven: dogs really can recognise emotions in humans. By combining information from different...

Attitudes towards animals questionnaire

Are cats moral or amoral? Can a toad be sad? People appear to have ready-made opinions about the answers to such questions. Dr Emile van der Zee and Prof Todd Hogue from the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln have developed a questionnaire that measures people’s attitudes...