emotion

Research on human-dog emotional understanding

Researchers at the School of Life Sciences and Psychology, University of Lincoln, recruited participants over 2017, to take part in a study which focussed on relationships between humans and dogs, and how emotion is perceived between the two species. The School of Life Sciences researchers involved were Cátia C. Caeiro (Postgraduate...

Dogs mouth-lick to communicate with angry humans

Animal behaviour researchers in the UK and Brazil have found that dogs lick their mouths as a response to angry human faces, according to a new study. Scientists examined the behaviour of dogs in response to emotionally significant images and sounds, and found that mouth licking in domestic dogs...

Live debate on understanding emotions in dogs

Daniel Mills, Professor of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine, is taking part in a live online debate on measuring and interpreting emotions in dogs. Professor Mills, will be joined by Linda Keeling, Professor of Animal Welfare at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, for the debate on Sentience Mosaic at 2pm on...

Measuring and understanding mood in animals

As our knowledge of animal behaviour and cognition grows, we are becoming more effective at assessing animal welfare. Dr Oliver Burman, Senior Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences, was recently awarded a substantial grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to develop a new approach that will...