Using robotic pets in memory care
Robotic pets can be useful in therapy, without some of the disadvantages and unpredictability of real animals.
"Paws on the street" makes neighborhoods safer
Neighborhoods high in dog concentration had about two-thirds the robbery rates of those low in dog concentration and about half the homicide rates.
Are people more willing to empathize with animals or with other humans?
When people are deciding whether to engage in empathy, context matters. This new research could have important implications for how new environmental policy messaging is framed.
How ads with dogs and cats affect consumer behavior
Pets play important roles in consumers’ daily lives and frequently appear in popular culture, mass media, and marketing communications.
Early-life social connections influence gene expression, stress resilience
After early childhood, acceptance and praise from peers becomes an important stress regulator, setting us up to cope with stress in adulthood. This need for acceptance and acknowledgement persists throughout life.
Golfers aren't so special - even cockatoos can play the game
Cockatoos have shown an extraordinary ability to complete a task by combining simple tools, demonstrating that this cognitive ability is not found only in primates (like us).
Thinking collectively to understand the social intelligence of animals-including us
Could the key to social intelligence lie in the synchronization of brains, allowing group interactions to be made? If so, should social neuroscience now focus on the group rather than the individual?
People favor canines over felines
Twenty years ago, cats were winning the preferred pet popularity contest in Denmark,at the expense of dogs, a trend seen in other Western countries at the time. However, new figures show the dogs have made a comeback, and when it comes to their medical wellbeing, dogs win big.
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