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Animal affective states

This is great!

It may be short and can be very intense, but always with a valence. Can you guess what we are referring to?

The session of ISAE2017 covering Animal Affective States, and addressing the topic from many different angles involving both mammals and birds and wild as well as domestic animal species. Facial expressions and their interpretation are given full attention during the session – as a potential behavioural expression of welfare and negative as well as positive emotional states in animals.

The session covers one key-note presentation, 8 selected spoken papers and 10 posters involving new behavioural evidence and methodology to quantify a range of emotional states – from the positively valenced happiness and play to negatively valenced states such as boredom, pain and fear.

A great opportunity to get emotionally updated.