publication . Other literature type . 2017

The role of oxytocin in the ability of domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) to use human social cues and bond with humans.

Oliva, Jessica Lee;
  • Published: 01 Mar 2017
  • Publisher: Monash University
Abstract
The domestic dog (Canis familiaris) demonstrates attachment/bonding behaviour towards humans, whilst wolves (Canis lupus) do not. Domestic dogs also use humans’ non-verbal social cues to solve problems better than wolves do, even wolves raised in the same manner as domestic dogs. The neuropeptide oxytocin has been implicated in mammalian bonding and non-verbal intelligence and therefore the oxytocinergic system may have evolved in the dog during domestication in such a manner as to enable the formation of human-dog bonds and facilitate human-dog communication. To test this hypothesis three related studies were conducted. The first investigated the influence of i...
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free text keywords: Uncategorized, thesis(doctorate), dog, canine, wolf, open access, monash:162308, 2015, oxytocin, 1959.1/1217942, ethesis-20150907-093844, bond
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publication . Other literature type . 2017

The role of oxytocin in the ability of domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) to use human social cues and bond with humans.

Oliva, Jessica Lee;