The valence of the long-lasting emotional experiences with various handlers modulates discrimination and generalization of individual humans in sheep.

@article{Destrez2013TheVO,
  title={The valence of the long-lasting emotional experiences with various handlers modulates discrimination and generalization of individual humans in sheep.},
  author={A. Destrez and M. Coulon and V. Deiss and E. Delval and A. Boissy and X. Boivin},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2013},
  volume={91 11},
  pages={
          5418-26
        }
}
Between-farm variation in animal reactions to humans can reflect different management styles and behavioral tendencies among farmers. Animals are well known to discriminate among humans, but less clear is the key issue of whether they more or less easily generalize their experience from specific humans to others depending on management style. Here, we chose 2 contrasted management styles by known handlers: "gentle" management, that is, long-lasting exposure to positive human interactions (with… Expand
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