Sentience Mosaic

Welcome to Sentience Mosaic. This unique interactive website, a part of the broader Animal Mosaic, is dedicated to animal sentience. It provides a credible source for all scientific investigations into or related to this diverse research area. Animal sentience is of international concern and of growing interest across many disciplines and sectors. The scientific community’s understanding of sentience is crucial in affecting how we treat animals, both in our work and everyday lives. Understanding how animal sentience is relevant to your field can also further your work in a number of positive ways – these are explored in the resources provided here. In addition, Sentience Mosaic offers an opportunity to broaden your scientific connections and promote your research.


New Inspiration

Interview with Vernon Tava

Date:  :2013

Vernon Tava, Barrister in the high court of New Zealand, discusses his views on animal sentience in legal practice.

Interview with Caroline Ingraham

Date:  :2014

Caroline Ingraham, discusses her work in Applied Zoopharmacognosy

Interview with Professor Keri Brandt

Date:  :2014

Professor Keri Brant, discusses her views on how social sciences can influence animal welfare.

Latest Knowledge

Links between housing, cognition and welfare in dairy calves

Date:  :2014

This paper explores the effects of housing on the cognitive ability of dairy calves.

Dolphins have signature whistles to identify themselves

Date:  :2013

This video looks at research into whether dolphins have and use their own names.

Do fish experience emotions?

Date:  :2013

This review examines animal emotions, looking in particular at emotions in fish.

Did you know?

Honeybees possess a kind of imagination, which means they can evaluate the ‘plausibility’ of a location without leaving the hive. Gould, J.L. (1990) Cognition