12 Feb 2016
I thought that this article was very interesting because it talked about the reading of emotions beyond the species barrier. Horses can supposedly interpret human emotions, which is a big discovery in the scientific field. This makes me wonder what other species can do this.
One quote that was interesting to me is this: "Emotional awareness is likely to be very important in highly social species like horses -- and our ongoing research is examining the relationship between a range of emotional skills and social behaviour." I wonder what other tests are being conducted to find out more about animals? Another quote is this: "There are several possible explanations for our findings." It is interesting to me that science can give us facts but it takes more effort to find the reasons behind these facts.
Overall, I really liked this article; however, I have one question: what else can we find out about horses and possibly other animals about their individual abilities?