Familiar face calms stressed-out sheep

12:43pm, October 27, 2004

Much as people do, sheep in troubled times seem to appreciate the sight of a familiar face, a new study of sheep cognition reveals.

Earlier research had shown that sheep can recognize individual faces, according to Keith Kendrick of the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, England. In the new work, he and his colleagues are using the animals to study brain activity during negative experiences.

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