In this 3-day in person course you will learn about the key concepts of animal emotion, you will be introduced to different categories of measurements to assess animal emotion (behavioural, cognitive and physiological), with a special focus on play and vocalisations, and finally you will learn about validation of measurements and about the role that emotion plays in lifelong animal welfare.
Lectures and lecturers
| Lecture topic
| Concepts of animal emotion
|| Prof Mike Mendl (UK)
| Validation of indicators of animal emotion
|| Prof Georgia Mason (Canada)
| Physiology and animal emotion
|| Dr Louise Kremer or Dr Laura E Webb (Netherlands)
| Cognition and animal emotion
|| Dr Hetty Boleij (Netherlands)
| Brain lateralisation
|| Dr Lisette Leliveld (Italy)
| Vocalisations as indicator of animal emotion
|| Dr Elodie F Mandel-Briefer (Denmark)
| Play and animal emotion
|| Dr Jamie Ahloy Dallaire (Canada)
| Facial expression and animal emotion
|| Prof Bridget M Waller (UK)
| Animal emotion and welfare
|| Dr Laura E Webb (Netherlands)
Following this course you will be able to:
- Explain and use the terminologies and concepts used in the field of animal emotion;
- Understand the difficulties linked to the validation of indicators of animal emotion;
- Explain (and possibly apply) the main behavioural, physiological and cognitive methods used to assess animal emotion;
- Understand the role that emotion plays in lifelong animal welfare.
Registration is open from 11 November, 12.00 to 1 December, 23.45 CET, via this online form.
We have 30 places for this course. PhD students are given priority for this course on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you are not a PhD student but still choose to register, you will be placed on a waiting list.
For more detailed information, including options for accomodation and funding possibilities, please check the attached document.
Please note that there is no option for online attendance.