Navigation Links
British Psychology Student To Do Research On Dogs' Barks

A British postgraduate student of psychology is planning to record the barks and growls of hundreds of dogs as part of a project into how canines communicate//.

Anna Taylor, 23, of Brighton in southern England, is looking for about 300 noisy canine volunteers of all shapes and sizes to take part in the study, it was reported Thursday.

"We use all type of techniques to get the dogs to bark and growl including banging on doors and windows, playing with them and isolating them in a room."

Dog growls are made up of sound components called formants, Taylor explained, which are believed to give information about the dog making the sound, including body size, sexual aggressiveness or weight.

The information collected should allow her to discover whether there is a link between the formant produced and the size and type of each dog, and whether this information is available to human and canine listeners.

Evolutionary theory suggests that the evolutionary history of humans and dogs is inextricably linked, and it may be that domestic dogs vocalise primarily for their human companions.

"It would be interesting to test this theory, for example, by modifying the recordings then playing them back to humans and other dogs to see how they respond, hopefully showing which acoustic notes are important for which species", said Taylor.

"Owners like to think they know what their dog is saying when it barks. Hopefully, this research will help to reveal scientifically what man's best friend is really communicating."

--Edited IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Designer baby for British couple
2. British Authorities Seize Spurious Drugs
3. Collaborations planned between British Organization and Indian health care industry
4. British Healthcare Mission Explores Partnership Possibilities With Indian Healthcare Sector
5. British Women Flies to India for Treatment of Breast Cancer
6. Sharp Increase In Morning-After Pill Sales Among British Women
7. British company developing ‘Safer Cigarettes
8. British man Recovered from HIV
9. British medical education suffers shortage of bodies
10. Relief For British MS Patients: Cannabis-Based Oral Spray
11. British Scientists Doubt Delhi Doctor’s Stem Cell Claim
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/16/2017)... ... 2017 , ... St. Louisans are well-aware of the following facts at present:, ... seems to be having no effect on keeping this particularly bad strain of the flu ... are coughing, sneezing, or sniffling , These facts are well-known among the ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... 16, 2017 , ... One thing common to all types of cancer is ... as well. The money spent screening for and treating cancer in the United States ... for cancer more than in any other country that has an advanced healthcare system, ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... ... In this role, Courtney will be responsible for developing new business initiatives ... mark. This certification program was created by ASL and the nonprofit Asthma and Allergy ... for the 60+ million people living in the U.S. with asthma and allergies. Courtney ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... January 15, 2017 , ... "On Tour is a ... complete customization and ease," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... users can edit the style and animation of their slideshows. Place each slide on ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... January 15, 2017 , ... The ... is pleased to announce that it will be assisting HackensackUMC Mountainside with its ... Glen Ridge townships, servicing all surrounding towns. The firm will be working closely ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/16/2017)...  Northern Colorado,s newest tattoo removal clinic, The ... Loveland featuring the Astanza Duality ... of unwanted tattoos and delivers complete tattoo removal, selective ... "Tattoos are beautiful forms of self-expression, however, not all ... said Johnny Trzasko , owner. "The Ink Shrinks ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... , Jan. 16, 2017   Linde Gas North America ... the assets and business of The Service Center LLC, a ... services to healthcare providers in the Midwest and Southeast regions ... Broadview, Illinois , The Service Center also has facilities ... Greenville, South Carolina . Its primary services include: ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... NASHVILLE, Tenn. , Jan. 16, 2017  Cumberland ... addition of Kenneth J. Krogulski , CFA to ... Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Asset Management LLC ... Berkshire, a 30-year-old independent SEC registered investment advisory firm ... Krogulski has over 37 years, experience in security analysis ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: