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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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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
Identification Number:
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
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:35564
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