Tag: Cognition

Abstracts: Cognitive bias in animal behaviour science

Emotional states of animals influence their cognitive processes as well as their behaviour. Assessing emotional states is important for animal welfare science as well as for many fields of neuroscience, behaviour science, and biomedicine. This can be done in different ways, e.g. through assessing animals’ physiological states or interpreting their […]

Abstracts: Dog cognitive development – a longitudinal study

While our understanding of adult dog cognition has grown considerably over the past 20 years, relatively little is known about the ontogeny of dog cognition. To assess the development and longitudinal stability of cognitive traits in dogs, we administered a battery of tasks to 160 candidate assistance dogs at 2 […]