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.


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Victoria Braithwaite on the topic of pain in fish

Date:  :2010

Victoria Braithwaite, Professor of Fisheries and Biology, Penn State University, discusses the findings that indicate that fish do feel pain, and what this should mean for their welfare.

Interview with Dr Ben Pitcher

Date:  :2013

Dr Ben Pitcher, discusses his research exploring social behaviour in goats.

Interview with Professor Clive Phillips

Date:  :2014

Interview with Professor Clive Phillips, University of Queensland discusses his career to date.

Latest Knowledge

Wagging tails reveal emotions

Date:  :2013

This video clip highlights research exploring whether tail wagging by dogs can be used to indicate their emotional state.

Assessing emotional states in fish

Date:  :2014

In this experiment place preference tests are used to assess affective states in fish

Problem solving crows

Date:  :2014

This short clip from the BBC series ‘Inside the Animal Mind’ shows footage of a Caledonian crow solving a highly complex task.

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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