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What we study 

Horses have had a close relationship with humans since being domesticated approximately 6,000 years ago. My research is on the question of why horses came to have such close relationships with humans. Combining experiments on domestic horses and field observations of feral horses, I study the social interaction between horses and between humans and horses. My main research topic is behavioral coordination between individuals and understanding of others.



Latest work


Horses form cross-modal representations of adults and children


Animal Cognition   Doi: 10.1007/s10071-022-01667-9, 2022



New !


Hippophile 91: 1–12, 2022  (in Japanese)

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