Laterality as an indicator of emotional stress in ewes and lambs during a separation test

@article{Barnard2015LateralityAA,
  title={Laterality as an indicator of emotional stress in ewes and lambs during a separation test},
  author={Shanis Barnard and Lindsay Matthews and Stefano Messori and Michele Podaliri-Vulpiani and Nicola Ferri},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2015},
  volume={19},
  pages={207-214}
}
We assessed motor laterality in sheep to explore species-specific brain hemi-field dominance and how this could be affected by genetic or developmental factors. Further, we investigated whether directionality and strength of laterality could be linked to emotional stress in ewes and their lambs during partial separation. Forty-three ewes and their singleton lambs were scored on the (left/right) direction of turn in a y-maze to rejoin a conspecific (laterality test). Further, their behavioural… Expand
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