Attributing attention: the use of human-given cues by domestic horses (Equus caballus)

@article{Proops2009AttributingAT,
  title={Attributing attention: the use of human-given cues by domestic horses (Equus caballus)},
  author={Leanne Proops and Karen McComb},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2009},
  volume={13},
  pages={197-205}
}
Recent research has shown that domestic dogs are particularly good at determining the focus of human attention, often outperforming chimpanzees and hand-reared wolves. It has been suggested that the close evolutionary relationship between humans and dogs has led to the development of this ability; however, very few other domestic species have been studied. We tested the ability of 36 domestic horses to discriminate between an attentive and inattentive person in determining whom to approach for… CONTINUE READING
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