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Research Article

The Voice of Emotion across Species: How Do Human Listeners Recognize Animals' Affective States?

  • Marina Scheumann mail,

    marina.scheumann@tiho-hannover.de

    Affiliation: Institute of Zoology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Hannover, Germany

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  • Anna S. Hasting,

    Affiliations: Department of Neuropsychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany, Day Clinic for Cognitive Neurology, University Hospital Leipzig, Germany

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  • Sonja A. Kotz,

    Affiliations: Department of Neuropsychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany, School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Elke Zimmermann

    Affiliation: Institute of Zoology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Hannover, Germany

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  • Published: March 12, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091192

About the Authors

Marina Scheumann, Elke Zimmermann
Institute of Zoology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Anna S. Hasting, Sonja A. Kotz
Department of Neuropsychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
Anna S. Hasting
Day Clinic for Cognitive Neurology, University Hospital Leipzig, Germany
Sonja A. Kotz
School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: marina.scheumann@tiho-hannover.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MS AH SK EZ. Performed the experiments: MS. Analyzed the data: MS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MS AH SK EZ. Wrote the paper: MS AH SK EZ.