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First Posted: May 6, 2011
Jan 14, 2012

Do Horses Have A Concept of Person?

"Carol Sankey, Séverine Henry, Nicolas André, Marie-Annick Richard-Yris, Martine Hausberger Université de Rennes 1, Laboratoire d'éthologie animale et humaine, UMR 6552 CNRS, Station Biologique, Paimpont, France

Abstract

Background: Animals' ability for cross-modal recognition has recently received much interest. Captive or domestic animals seem able to perceive cues of human attention and appear to have a multisensory perception of humans. ...

Conclusion/Significance: These results suggest that recognition of humans may lie in a global, integrated, multisensory representation of specific individuals, that includes visual and vocal identity, but also expectations on the individual's behaviour in a familiar situation."

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Do Horses Recognize Their People?

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