Petra Brunner's scientific contributions

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Cats are popular companion animals, particularly in Europe and North America, and appear in correspondingly large numbers in animal shelters. Temperament tests are not widely used to assess cats before adoption from shelters. However, cats exhibit a wide range of temperaments as do the families adopting them and ensuring compatibility between the t...


... Cortisol is also associated with anxiety and aggression in cats [43,44], but none of the individuals in this study showed excessively anxiety or aggression toward humans. In a previous study examining the relationship between fear responses to humans and cortisol, there was no relationship between them [45]. These may be the reasons why there was no correlation between cortisol and social behavior. ...