Jennifer V Wathan

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine whether motivational interviewing (MI), a patient-centered counseling technique, can benefit patients' mood and mortality poststroke. METHODS This was a single-center, open, randomized, controlled trial. The setting was a hospital with a stroke unit. Four hundred eleven consecutive patients(More)
Whether non-human animals can recognize human signals, including emotions, has both scientific and applied importance, and is particularly relevant for domesticated species. This study presents the first evidence of horses' abilities to spontaneously discriminate between positive (happy) and negative (angry) human facial expressions in photographs. Our(More)
Sensitivity to the attentional states of others has adaptive advantages, and in social animals, attending to others is important for predator detection, as well as a pre-requisite for normal social functioning and more complex socio-cognitive abilities. Despite widespread interest in how social species perceive attention in others, studies of non-human(More)
Although the definitive source of the left hemisphere's superiority for visual word recognition remains illusive, some argue that the left (LH) and right (RH) hemispheres engage different strategies during early perceptual processes involved in stimulus encoding. In particular, it is proposed that the LH treats a word as a unitary perceptual group whereas(More)
409 Received July 16, 2016; Accepted February 1, 2017; Epub February 8, 2017; doi:10.14573/altex.1607161 mal Welfare Act of 1966, last amended 20132; the UK Animal Welfare Act of 20063, and the New Zealand Animal Welfare Act, 1999, last amended 20154. The issue of animal welfare is particularly pertinent for the biosciences, where there is both an ethical(More)
In humans, facial expressions are rich sources of social information and have an important role in regulating social interactions. However, the extent to which this is true in non-human animals, and particularly in non-primates, remains largely unknown. Therefore we tested whether domestic horses (Equus caballus) could discriminate between facial(More)
Animal welfare is a key issue for industries that use or impact upon animals. The accurate identification of welfare states is particularly relevant to the field of bioscience, where the 3Rs framework encourages refinement of experimental procedures involving animal models. The assessment and improvement of welfare states in animals depends on reliable and(More)
2016 Horses give functionally relevant responses to human facial expressions of emotion: a response to Schmoll Our paper demonstrates that horses show a quicker increase in heart rate when presented with photographic stimuli depicting angry versus happy human faces. We also use lateralized looking at each stimulus as a means of investigating how the image(More)
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