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  Social referencing in the domestic horse

Schrimpf, A., Single, M.-S., & Nawroth, C. (2020). Social referencing in the domestic horse. Animals, 10(1): 164. doi:10.3390/ani10010164.

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Schrimpf, Anne1, Author              
Single , Marie-Sophie 2, Author
Nawroth , Christian 2, Author
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1Department Neurology, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society, ou_634549              
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Free keywords: human–horse communication; social referencing; horses; emotion recognition
 Abstract: Dogs and cats use human emotional information directed to an unfamiliar situation to guide their behavior, known as social referencing. It is not clear whether other domestic species show similar socio-cognitive abilities in interacting with humans. We investigated whether horses (n = 46) use human emotional information to adjust their behavior to a novel object and whether the behavior of horses differed depending on breed type. Horses were randomly assigned to one of two groups: an experimenter positioned in the middle of a test arena directed gaze and voice towards the novel object with either (a) a positive or (b) a negative emotional expression. The duration of subjects’ position to the experimenter and the object in the arena, frequency of gazing behavior, and physical interactions (with either object or experimenter) were analyzed. Horses in the positive condition spent more time between the experimenter and object compared to horses in the negative condition, indicating less avoidance behavior towards the object. Horses in the negative condition gazed more often towards the object than horses in the positive condition, indicating increased vigilance behavior. Breed types differed in their behavior: thoroughbreds showed less human-directed behavior than warmbloods and ponies. Our results provide evidence that horses use emotional cues from humans to guide their behavior towards novel objects.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2020-01-062019-11-112020-01-132020-01-18
 Publication Status: Published online
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 Rev. Type: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.3390/ani10010164
PMID: 31963699
PMC: PMC7022515
PII: E164
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Grant ID : LA 1187/6-1
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Funding organization : Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
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Funding program : Open Access Fund
Funding organization : Leibniz Association
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Funding organization : Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)

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Title: Animals
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Publ. Info: Basel, Switzerland : MDPI
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 10 (1) Sequence Number: 164 Start / End Page: - Identifier: Other: 2076-2615
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/2076-2615