The Mind of the Horse

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Harvard University Press, 4.11.2013 - 464 sivua
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Horses were first domesticated about 6,000 years ago on the vast Eurasian steppe, yet only in the last two decades have scientists begun to explore the mental capacities of these animals. In The Mind of the Horse, Michel-Antoine Leblanc presents an encyclopedic synthesis of scientific knowledge about equine behavior and cognition, providing experts and enthusiasts alike with an up-to-date understanding of how horses perceive, think about, and adapt to their physical and social worlds. Much of what we think we know about "the intelligence of the horse" derives from fragmentary reports and anecdotal evidence. Putting this accumulated wisdom to the test, Leblanc introduces readers to rigorous experimental investigations into how horses make sense of their world under varying conditions. He describes the anatomical and neurophysiological characteristics of the horse's brain, and compares these features with those of other species, to gain an evolutionary perspective. A horseman himself, Leblanc also considers the opinions of renowned riding masters, as well as controversies surrounding the horse's extraordinary mental powers that have stirred in equestrian and scientific circles. The Mind of the Horse brings together in one volume the current state of equine research and will likely stimulate surprising new discoveries.
 

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Foreword
Equine Intelligence
A RashofCleverHorses 3 Animal IntelligenceCognition and Representation
Nervous System Brain and Mind in theLight
The Nature of Equine Perception
Object Recognition
Size Arrangement ofthe Eyes
Structure ofthe Retinaand
The Behavioral Explorationof
AVexing Dimension A Pioneering Study Grzimek 1952
The Evidencefora Geisbauer etal
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A Provisional SummingUp 9 Hearing in Horses Nature Representation
The Equine
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Optical Pathways and Cortical Distribution
Night Vision
An Integrated System In theContextof Cerebral Hemispheric Specialization
Perceiving Movement
Equine Sensory Pathways and Skin Sensitivity
Mutual Grooming andNeurophysiological Response Tactile Stimulation
Conclusion References
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