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Social learning across species - horses (Equus caballus) learn from humans by observation

Schuetz, Aurelia, Farmer, Kate and Krueger, Konstanze (2016) Social learning across species - horses (Equus caballus) learn from humans by observation. Animal Cognition 20 (3), pp. 567-573.

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Abstract

This study examines whether horses can learn by observing humans, given that they identify individual humans and orientate on the focus of human attention. We tested 24 horses aged between 3 and 12. Twelve horses were tested on whether they would learn to open a feeding apparatus by observing a familiar person. The other 12 were controls and received exactly the same experimental procedure, but ...

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Item type:Article
Date:November 2016
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie
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10.1007/s10071-016-1060-8DOI
27866286PubMed ID
Keywords:DOG CANIS-FAMILIARIS; HUMAN DEMONSTRATOR; RANK; ENHANCEMENT; PERFORMANCE; ATTENTION; BEHAVIOR; TASK; Social enhancement; Equus caballus; Human demonstrator; Interspecies-specific learning; Social learning
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:35564
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