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

Krueger, Konstanze , Flauger, Birgit, 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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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 > Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinze)
Projects:Equine Cognition, Equine Behavior
Interdisciplinary Subject Network:Not selected
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Keywords:human-horse interaction, horse, attention-reading, position, familiarity
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:19433
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