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This website is about figuring out how animals feel and just who they are. Both are curly topics in science, because it can be very difficult to work out how beings that cannot tell us how they feel and think... feel and think. We have to find ways around the communication barrier and find indirect indicators of what we're interested in.

Recent efforts have seen scientists looking at an animal's 'optimism' to try to work out how they are feeling. This is what I am exploring in my PhD project, and the focus of this site. I have also been investigating personality and how this may affect the way dog's behave. Check out the page on my dog personality survey for more information.



Last updated: October 2013