2014.08.06【英译中】How Do Horses Communicate? New Signals Found(1)

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How Do Horses Communicate?

New Signals Found

马儿如何交流?新信号的发现

Posted by Carrie Arnold in Weird & Wild on August 4, 2014


Forget talking horses like Mister Ed—when it comes to horse communication,

 the ears have it. 

当提及马儿的交流方式时,忘掉像Mister Ed那样会说话的马吧,马儿可以用耳朵交流哟。


A new study revealed that a horse’s large, highly mobile ears can help tell 

another horse where to direct its attention, which may help the observing 

animals locate food and evade predators.

一项新的研究显示,马儿的巨大的、高度可活动的耳朵能够帮助告诉另外的马儿哪儿需要

注意,这可能帮助这类视觉动物定位食物和避开天敌。



Horses nuzzle in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

在阿拉伯联合酋长国的迪拜,马儿脸儿紧挨。

Photograph by Glenn Jacobs, National Geographic Your Shot


As one of the first studies to examine communication avenues that humans 

lack—movable ears, for example—it’s an important step in understanding 

how social animals interact, said study leader Jennifer Wathan, a Ph.D. student

 at the University of Sussex in the U.K. 

作为第一批检验人类所缺乏的交流手段的研究之一——举一个例子,如可活动的耳朵——

这是理解群居动物如何交流的重要一步,研究的领导者Jennifer Wathan这样说,她是英国

萨塞克斯大学的一名博士研究生。


Traditionally, Wathan explained, scientists studying how animals communicate

 with one another focused on traits that humans also have, such as body 

language. (Watch a video that explores the minds of animals.)

Wathan解释说,传统上,研究动物之间如何交流的科学家们都关注于人类也有的特征,比

如肢体语言。


But by thinking about the world as a horse experiences it, Wathan said, 

scientists can gain more insight into how these animals share information.

但是通过想象像一匹马一样去体验这个世界,Wathan说,科学家可以更深入地了解这些动

物如何分享信息。


Like humans, horses are social animals. While living in large groups of other

 members of your species has its downsides, the arrangement also has benefits. 

Animals can watch each other’s backs, keeping a lookout for potential predators

 while others are busy eating or looking for food.

跟人类一样,马儿也是群居动物。尽管和自己的同类生活在一个大群体中有它的弊端,群居

也有好处。动物们可以留心对方的背后,在其他动物忙于进食或觅食时防范潜在的捕食者。


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