Horses Can Understand Human Actions Better Than Previously Thought

Horses Can Understand Human Actions Better Than Previously Thought

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Horses Can Understand Human Actions Better Than Previously Thought

Italian animal experts have found in a recent study that although horses can understand human cues to do things like find food, they may or may not choose to respond to those indicators depending on their decision-making strategies at the time.

Horses have demonstrated a greater ability to attach human movement with meaning than previously thought. 

This research, led by animal experts in Italy, has determined that horses can interpret human actions and change their decision-making using these cues or not.

In the first phase of the experiment, 24 adult horses were tasked with finding a carrot hidden under a bucket.

They were then split into two groups--one watched a human hide the carrot under one of three overturned buckets and had to find it after the person left; the other had to find the carrot completely on their own. 

Researchers observed that the first group found the carrot with higher accuracy but took longer to find it. 

As the horses underwent more iterations of the test, the two groups began to have similar results and times, indicating that speed became more important than human cues in their search strategy. 

Another component of the study also found that horses can remember a previous location of food, even after a delay, by using nearby humans as an indicator.

Can you find synonyms, words that have a similar meaning in the text for these definitions?

1. around open container with a handle

2. ascientific test

3. asignal for something to happen

4. asign of something

5. aplace or a position

6. to react

7. to watch something carefully

8. to divide

9. to show clearly

10. to discover or to calculate

Key:

1. bucket

2. experiment

3. clue

4. indicator

5. location

6. to respond

7. to observe

8. to split

9. to demonstrate

10. to determine

Vocabulary

expert

szakértő

recent

újabb, a közelmúltban készített

study

tanulmány

cue

jel, jelzés, utasítás

to respond

reagálni

indicator

jelzés

to depend on

függeni valamitől

to demonstrate

mutatni, bemutatni

ability

képesség

previously

korábban

research

kutatás

to determine

meghatározni

to interpret

értelmezni, lefordítani

experiment

kísérlet

bucket

vödör

to split

elosztani, felosztani

overturned

felfordított

to observe

észlelni

accuracy

pontosság

to take longer

tovább tart neki valami

to undergo iterations

ismételten kitenni valaminek

location

elhelyezkedés

delay

késleltetés

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