The Way Humans Behave Modulates the Emotional State of Piglets.

  title={The Way Humans Behave Modulates the Emotional State of Piglets.},
  author={Sophie Brajon and J. Laforest and Oc{\'e}ane Schmitt and Nicolas Devillers},
  journal={PloS one},
  volume={10 8},
The emotional state can influence decision-making under ambiguity. Cognitive bias tests (CBT) proved to be a promising indicator of the affective valence of animals in a context of farm animal welfare. Although it is well-known that humans can influence the intensity of fear and reactions of animals, research on cognitive bias often focusses on housing and management conditions and neglects the role of humans on emotional states of animals. The present study aimed at investigating whether… CONTINUE READING
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