Lateralised visual processing in domestic cattle herds responding to novel and familiar stimuli

@article{Robins2010LateralisedVP,
  title={Lateralised visual processing in domestic cattle herds responding to novel and familiar stimuli},
  author={Andrew Robins and Clive J. C. Phillips},
  journal={Laterality},
  year={2010},
  volume={15},
  pages={514 - 534}
}
We investigated whether cattle exhibit preferences to monitor challenging and novel stimuli. Experiments were conducted on dairy and beef cattle herds and revealed significant left eye preferences in the cattle for viewing an experimenter walking to repeatedly split the herd through its centre. Visual lateralisation was demonstrated in the preference to use the left monocular field to monitor the experimenter, alone or equipped with a range of novel stimuli. This finding is consistent with left… 
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