Do goats prefer happy human faces?

In this presentation, Dr Alan McElligott, Associate Professor (Reader) of Animal Behaviour at the University of Roehampton talks about some of his research exploring goats preferences in relation to human facial expressions. Facial expressions are highly informative for humans and animals. However, little is known about whether non-companion animals perceive human emotional facial cues. Alan investigated whether goats display preferences for human faces with different emotional valences. 

 

Goats prefer happy human faces