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Scientists as well as farmers are increasingly interested in the mental capacities of pigs. Recent research has revealed surprising cognitive abilities, such as episodic memory, intentional deception and even theory of mind. Still, our knowledge about perceptuo-cognitive abilities, especially in the visual domain, is lagging behind. In the few stud...
Learning by observing others is especially beneficial for young and naïve individuals. The relationship to the social partner is thus important. While peers are often used as demonstrators to test for social learning abilities in a species, thereby studying horizontal transmission of information, this study focused on the vertical transmission of i...
This project aims to investigate the effects of personality traits and positions within a social network on the ability of pigs to learn from others. Furthermore, the effect of different sensory modalities (visual, olfactory and auditory) on social learning will be dissected.