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Horses (Equus caballus) use human local enhancement cues and adjust to human attention

Krueger, Konstanze and Flauger, Birgit and Farmer, Kate and Maros, Katalin (2010) Horses (Equus caballus) use human local enhancement cues and adjust to human attention. Animal Cognition Online.

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Abstract

This study evaluates the horse (Equus caballus) use of human local enhancement cues and reaction to human attention when making feeding decisions. The superior performance of dogs in observing human states of attention suggests this ability evolved with domestication. However, some species show an improved ability to read human cues through socialization and training. We observed 60 horses ...

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Item Type:Article
Date:30 August 2010
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Evolution, Verhalten und Genetik (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Projects:Equine Cognition, Equine Behavior
Research groups and research centres:Not selected
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10.1007/s10071-010-0352-7DOI
Keywords:human-horse interaction, horse, attention-reading, position, familiarity
Subjects:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Owner: Konstanze Krueger
Deposited On:03 Feb 2011 12:55
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 16:51
Item ID:19433
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