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 Luigi Baciadonna

Date:  :2014

Luigi Baciadonna, PhD student, Queen Mary University of London, discusses his research conducted at Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats, UK.

Interview with Dr Jessica Walker

Date:  :2014

Jessica discusses her research on the expression of emotions in animals.

Interview with Helen Proctor

Date:  :2014

Helen Proctor, World Animal Protection, talks about her recent research exploring measures of positive emotions in dairy cows.

Latest Knowledge

Dogs show empathic-like response to distress in humans

Date:  :2012

This study explored empathic responses by domestic dogs towards humans.

Can dogs read human facial expressions?

Date:  :2012

This video shows a study which explores whether dogs can sense human emotions.

Can eye white indicate emotional state in dairy cows?

Date:  :2002

This research explored if the percentage of visible eye white can be used as an indicator of emotional state in dairy cows

Did you know!

Crayfish exhibit a form of anxiety, similar to that described in vertebrates. Fossat, P., Bacque-Cazenave, J., De Deurwaerdère, P.,Delbecque, J.P., Cattaert,D. (2014). Science