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dc.contributor.authorBlackmore, Tania Louiseen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorTemple, Williamen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorFoster, T. Maryen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-19T03:08:36Z
dc.date.available2016-08-01en_NZ
dc.date.available2017-04-19T03:08:36Z
dc.date.issued2016en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationBlackmore, T. L., Temple, W., & Foster, T. M. (2016). Selective attention in dairy cattle. Behavioural Processes, 129, 37–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2016.06.001en
dc.identifier.issn0376-6357en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/11003
dc.description.abstractIn a replication of Reynolds (1961), two cows learned to discriminate between compound stimuli in a forced choice procedure where pushing through a one-way gate marked with a red cross (S+) gave access to food. Pushing through a one-way gate marked with a yellow triangle (S−) gave no access to food. To investigate whether shape or colour was controlling behaviour, probe tests varied either the shape or the colour of the stimuli (e.g., a red vs. a yellow cross, and a red cross vs. a red triangle). Results suggested control by colour rather than shape, as the gate marked with the red stimulus was chosen more than the gate marked with the yellow stimulus regardless of stimulus shape, and when two shapes of the same colour (either red or yellow) were presented, cows chose both equally. Further probe tests with painted red, white, and yellow stimuli showed that the cows had learned to avoid yellow rather than to approach red, suggesting discriminative behaviour was controlled by the colour of the negative stimulus and not by either aspect of the positive stimulus. It is not clear why the negative stimulus was more salient, but it may reflect a tendency for cows to learn to avoid farm handling practices which involve mainly negative stimuli.
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherElsevieren_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: Behavioural Processes. © 2016 Elsevier.
dc.subjectSocial Sciencesen_NZ
dc.subjectScience & Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_NZ
dc.subjectPsychology, Biologicalen_NZ
dc.subjectBehavioral Sciencesen_NZ
dc.subjectZoologyen_NZ
dc.subjectPsychologyen_NZ
dc.subjectBos taurusen_NZ
dc.subjectCattleen_NZ
dc.subjectSelective attentionen_NZ
dc.subjectVisual stimulien_NZ
dc.subjectStimulus discriminationen_NZ
dc.subjectCOLOR-PERCEPTIONen_NZ
dc.subjectMILK-YIELDen_NZ
dc.subjectBOS-TAURUSen_NZ
dc.subjectDISCRIMINATIONen_NZ
dc.subjectPEOPLEen_NZ
dc.subjectCALVESen_NZ
dc.subjectCOWSen_NZ
dc.subjectBEHAVIORen_NZ
dc.subjectRECOGNITIONen_NZ
dc.subjectSTIMULIen_NZ
dc.titleSelective attention in dairy cattleen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.beproc.2016.06.001en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfBehavioural Processesen_NZ
pubs.begin-page37
pubs.elements-id139278
pubs.end-page40
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume129en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn1872-8308en_NZ


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