Alain Boissy

Summary

Affiliation: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Country: France

Publications

  1. pmc Genetic analysis of emotional reactivity in sheep: effects of the genotypes of the lambs and of their dams
    Alain Boissy
    Unité de Recherches sur les Herbivores ACS, INRA, 63122 Saint Genes Champanelle, France
    Genet Sel Evol 37:381-401. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Assessment of positive emotions in animals to improve their welfare
    Alain Boissy
    INRA, UR1213 Herbivores, Site de Theix, F 63122 Saint Genes Champanelle, France
    Physiol Behav 92:375-97. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Presence of cues from stressed conspecifics increases reactivity to aversive events in cattle: evidence for the existence of alarm substances in urine
    A Boissy
    Laboratoire Adaptation des Herbivores aux Milieux, I N R A Centre de Theix, Clermont Ferrand, Saint Genes Champanelle, France
    Physiol Behav 63:489-95. 1998
  4. ncbi request reprint Emotional experience in sheep: predictability of a sudden event lowers subsequent emotional responses
    Lucile Greiveldinger
    INRA, UR1213 Herbivores, Centre de Clermont Ferrand Theix, Adaptation et Comportements Sociaux, F 63122 Saint Genes Champanelle, France
    Physiol Behav 92:675-83. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Appraisal process in sheep (Ovis aries): interactive effect of suddenness and unfamiliarity on cardiac and behavioral responses
    Lara Désiré
    Unite de Recherches sur les Herbivores, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique Clermont Ferrand Theix, F 63122 Saint Genes Champanelle, France
    J Comp Psychol 120:280-7. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint On the way to assess emotions in animals: do lambs (Ovis aries) evaluate an event through its suddenness, novelty, or unpredictability?
    Lara Désiré
    Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique Clermont Ferrand Theix, Unite de Recherches sur les Herbivores, Saint Genes Champanelle, France
    J Comp Psychol 118:363-74. 2004
  7. doi request reprint Effect of one week of stress on emotional reactivity and learning and memory performances in Japanese quail
    Ludovic Calandreau
    INRA, UMR85 Physiologie de la Reproduction et des Comportements, F 37380 Nouzilly, France
    Behav Brain Res 217:104-10. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Human-lamb bonding: oxytocin, cortisol and behavioural responses of lambs to human contacts and social separation
    Marjorie Coulon
    INRA, UMRH1213 Herbivores, Site de Theix, 63122 Saint Genes Champanelle, France
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:499-508. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of prenatal undernutrition on emotional reactivity and cognitive flexibility in adult sheep
    Hans W Erhard
    The Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, UK
    Behav Brain Res 151:25-35. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Changes in Heart Rate Variability during a tonic immobility test in quail
    Dorothée Valance
    INRA CNRS UMR 85 Université François Rabelais de Tours Haras nationaux, Unite de Physiologie de la Reproduction et des Comportements, INRA Centre de Tours Nouzilly, 37380 Nouzilly, France
    Physiol Behav 93:512-20. 2008

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Publications10

  1. pmc Genetic analysis of emotional reactivity in sheep: effects of the genotypes of the lambs and of their dams
    Alain Boissy
    Unité de Recherches sur les Herbivores ACS, INRA, 63122 Saint Genes Champanelle, France
    Genet Sel Evol 37:381-401. 2005
    ..The highest heritability was for high bleats (h2 = 0.48). Females were more active and avoided human contact more than did males...
  2. ncbi request reprint Assessment of positive emotions in animals to improve their welfare
    Alain Boissy
    INRA, UR1213 Herbivores, Site de Theix, F 63122 Saint Genes Champanelle, France
    Physiol Behav 92:375-97. 2007
    ..Play, affiliative behaviors and some vocalizations appear to be the most promising convenient indicators for assessing positive experiences in laboratory and farm animals under commercial conditions...
  3. ncbi request reprint Presence of cues from stressed conspecifics increases reactivity to aversive events in cattle: evidence for the existence of alarm substances in urine
    A Boissy
    Laboratoire Adaptation des Herbivores aux Milieux, I N R A Centre de Theix, Clermont Ferrand, Saint Genes Champanelle, France
    Physiol Behav 63:489-95. 1998
    ..25.8+/-8.6 s). The results show that heifers perceive the state of increased stress of conspecifics and become more fearful as a result. They further show that this perception is at least partly mediated by olfactory cues in the urine...
  4. ncbi request reprint Emotional experience in sheep: predictability of a sudden event lowers subsequent emotional responses
    Lucile Greiveldinger
    INRA, UR1213 Herbivores, Centre de Clermont Ferrand Theix, Adaptation et Comportements Sociaux, F 63122 Saint Genes Champanelle, France
    Physiol Behav 92:675-83. 2007
    ..These results underline that the cognitive abilities of animals should be taken into account when assessing their emotional experiences and more generally their mood states, which are underlying factors of animal welfare...
  5. ncbi request reprint Appraisal process in sheep (Ovis aries): interactive effect of suddenness and unfamiliarity on cardiac and behavioral responses
    Lara Désiré
    Unite de Recherches sur les Herbivores, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique Clermont Ferrand Theix, F 63122 Saint Genes Champanelle, France
    J Comp Psychol 120:280-7. 2006
    ..The combination of suddenness and unfamiliarity enhanced both the heart rate increase and the behavioral orientation response. These results support the hypotheses of specificity and modulation of emotional expressions...
  6. ncbi request reprint On the way to assess emotions in animals: do lambs (Ovis aries) evaluate an event through its suddenness, novelty, or unpredictability?
    Lara Désiré
    Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique Clermont Ferrand Theix, Unite de Recherches sur les Herbivores, Saint Genes Champanelle, France
    J Comp Psychol 118:363-74. 2004
    ..There was no clear evidence that lambs can detect the predictability of an event. Those results support the usefulness of appraisal theories to assess emotion in animals...
  7. doi request reprint Effect of one week of stress on emotional reactivity and learning and memory performances in Japanese quail
    Ludovic Calandreau
    INRA, UMR85 Physiologie de la Reproduction et des Comportements, F 37380 Nouzilly, France
    Behav Brain Res 217:104-10. 2011
    ..Such a stress period can improve spatial learning performances in quail supporting the critical role played by the duration of the stress period on cognitive performance...
  8. doi request reprint Human-lamb bonding: oxytocin, cortisol and behavioural responses of lambs to human contacts and social separation
    Marjorie Coulon
    INRA, UMRH1213 Herbivores, Site de Theix, 63122 Saint Genes Champanelle, France
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:499-508. 2013
    ..In conclusion, lambs displayed affiliative responses towards their caregiver, and the lack of cortisol response during isolation while oxytocin was released suggest an anti-stress effect of oxytocin...
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of prenatal undernutrition on emotional reactivity and cognitive flexibility in adult sheep
    Hans W Erhard
    The Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, UK
    Behav Brain Res 151:25-35. 2004
    ..Undernutrition during pregnancy, therefore, not only affects the welfare of the dam, but also the personality of her offspring...
  10. ncbi request reprint Changes in Heart Rate Variability during a tonic immobility test in quail
    Dorothée Valance
    INRA CNRS UMR 85 Université François Rabelais de Tours Haras nationaux, Unite de Physiologie de la Reproduction et des Comportements, INRA Centre de Tours Nouzilly, 37380 Nouzilly, France
    Physiol Behav 93:512-20. 2008
    ..It is probably strongly related to the perception of the test by the quail. During TI, the differences between lines in autonomic responses probably reflect behavioural differences in the fear response...