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 Dr Min Hooi Yong

Date:  :2015

Dr Min Hooi Yong, discusses her research on emotions in dogs.

Interview with Dr Sophie Hild

Date:  :2015

Sophie Hild, Director of the Foundation for Animal Law, Ethics and Sciences discusses her views on french legislation.

An interview with Marc Bekoff

Date:  :2010

Professor Marc Bekoff, shares his opinions on animal sentience and his views on how to improve the lives of animals.

Latest Knowledge

Breaking down dolphin’s speech

Date:  :2013

This video gives an insight into the complexity of dolphin communication.

Like humans, elephants console each other

Date:  :2014

This video gives an insight into how elephants display empathy towards each other when distressed.

Moral behaviour in chimps

Date:  :2010

Professor Frans De Waal, pioneer in animal empathy, explains how our ancient ancestors tend to opt for behaviours like reconciliation and cooperation, underpinning a “moral sense” approach.

Did you know!

Play in African elephants is a life-long activity. Lee, P., & Moss, C. J. (2014) Animal Behaviour and Cognition