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

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.

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.

Latest Knowledge

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.

Love and care: does this exist in the animal kingdom?

Date:  :2013

This video suggests that relationships such as friendship, nursing and love can be established across different species.

Dogs understand human emotion

Date:  :2014

This video clip highlights research exploring the brain mechanisms associated with emotional processing in dogs.

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