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The use of visual media as a tool for investigating animal behaviour

Fijn, Natasha; Nelson, Ximena J.


In this essay we outline how video-related technology can be used as a tool for studying animal behaviour. We review particular aspects of novel, innovative animal behaviour uploaded by the general public via video-based media on the internet (using YouTube as a specific example). The behaviour of animals, particularly the play behaviour focused on here, is viewed by huge audiences. In this essay we focused on three different kinds of media clips: (1) interspecies play between dogs and a range...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Animal Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.12.009


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