Human Animal Science
By Tim Adams & Mia Cobb
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Human Animal Science is a regular podcast, covering a diverse range of topics from anthrozoology, the science of human-animal interactions.
||CleanAnimals and Disgust: what underlies the ‘Eeeww’ factor?||Do slugs disgust you? How about dog poo, or road kill? Tyler (T.J.) Kasperbauer gained his PhD in Philosophy from Texas A&M University where he wrote a dissertation on moral psychology and animal ethics. He is currently completing post-doctoral resear||14 5 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn evolutionary experiment: when did wolves become dogs and what comes next?||What evolutionary and developmental processes are involved in creating physical variation? Is selection responsible for moulding the diversity of life? Or does developmental bias via drive and constraint determine how animal shapes change? Abby Drake is||25 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFish don’t feel pain? Diving in to the deep end of fish welfare||Do fish really feel pain? You might assume yes, but you’d be wrong. Kind of. You see – it’s complicated. Dr Ben Diggles has worked with government, aquaculture industry, recreational fisheries, and commercial fisheries throughout New Zea||19 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJust walking the dog: what promotes healthy humans?||Did you know scientists are studying the ways that you walk your dog? What motivates you, how long you exercise for, what features (like footpaths and dog parks) promote human activity – all these questions and more, are being studied by researchers||5 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs your dog optimistic? Cognitive bias in animals||Does your pet have a glass half full, or glass half empty take on life? It’s a recent discovery that many animals can be optimistic or pessimistic based on their experiences. Dr Melissa Starling holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and recently||21 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmotions, memory and social networks – of Goats.||Did you know that goats have emotions? How about social networks, puzzle solving skills and impressive long term memories? We’re not even kidding! Alan McElligott is based at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at the Queen Mary Universit||5 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanZoobiquity: connecting the health of humans and animals||Have we forgotten that people are animals too? Barbara Natterson-Horowitz is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in the United States. In addition to patient care, she is actively involved||15 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Game of Drones: Technology Aiding Conservation||When someone turns a fun hobby into a game changing tool for good, it’s inspirational! That’s exactly what Lian Pin Koh has achieved in bringing affordable drone technology to aid conservation scientists. A tropical ecologist by training, Asso||3 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGestures & communication: chimpanzees have a point||Imagine deciphering the first form of intentional communication to be recorded in the animal kingdom. That’s exactly what Dr Catherine Hobaiter has done after years of following wild chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest of Uganda, Africa. She studies||19 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHorse racing’s big hit: why use whips?||Do whips make horses run faster or win races? Are jockeys using whips to steer and stay safe, or are they simply whipping tired horses? These are the questions that prompted Professor Paul McGreevy of the University of Sydney to research the use of||2 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Anthrozoology podcast - FINALLY!
Fantastic to hear about the latest research in this exciting field!
Great stuff !
Enjoy the experts in this series
Fantastic interviews and great information for those interested in Anthrozoology. Love the hosts!