Professor at Leiden University

Anouschka van Dijk

Emotion perception in domestic cats

For her project, PhD candidate Kiki Spoelstra focuses on social cognition in domestic and wild cats. In her first study, she aims to research how domestic cats react to positively and negatively valanced emotional stimuli from different modalities; visual, auditory and olfactory. For this project, we are looking for visual and auditory stimuli collected in cats from different ages, sexes,… Read more »

Software engineer Diego Arize has joined CoPAN!

Diego Arize, a Senior Unity Game Developer and Software Engineer, has joined the lab to working on an exciting new project. This project aims to develop a virtual emotion training tool using machine-learning, emotion recognition and heart rate. As human’s capacity to express, recognize and share emotions enables them to navigate their social worlds, it is therefore a core component… Read more »

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