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Title: Considering side biases in vigilance and fear
Contributor(s): Rogers, Lesley (author)
Publication Date: 2017
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Measures of vigilance and fear might be more consistently associated if side biases are taken into account, because the right side of the brain is specialised to detect predators and to express fear responses. In species with eyes positioned laterally and with relatively small binocular fields, this brain asymmetry is manifested as eye preferences because each eye sends most of its input to be processed in the opposite side of the brain. Hence, responses elicited by stimuli on the animal's left side are more likely be associated with fear than are responses to the same stimuli on the animal's right side.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling, 15(4), p. 1-3
Publisher: The Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 2377-7478
Field of Research (FOR): 060801 Animal Behaviour
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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