“This study is the first to show that horses possess some cognitive basis for this ability of understanding others’ knowledge state in social communication with humans,”
As a cat person, I can’t help but add that cats, too, show off their savviness for science.
Now, some cognitive scientists are asking about another domesticated animal companion that’s been comparatively neglected: horses.
Japanese scientists Monamie Ringhofer and Shinya Yamamoto of Kobe University have published online in the journal Animal Cognition the results of the first research to investigate how horses respond to the state of knowledge or ignorance of their human companions. The results are impressive.
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