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Sensibilité et utilisation de signaux vocaux et visuels dans la relation homme-animal : étude chez le porc domestique

Abstract : The human-animal relationship is based on the exchange of information via sensorial signals between both partners. Identifying the sensitivity of animals to human signals would help understanding the effect of these interactions. Although auditory interactions are common in breeding practices, vocal interactions between humans and pigs were poorly studied.This thesis studied (1) the sensitivity of piglets to vocal signal variations, (2) the effect of their use during the development of the humPiglets were sensitive to a neutral feminine voice, without showing a specific attraction for it. Nevertheless, a high-pitched feminine voice, slowly speaking attracted them physically. Combined with a repeated human presence, the high-pitched-slow-feminine voice was associated to a positive valence by piglets. Piglets could use the voice to recognize humans, as suggested by our results. Eventually, animals can learn to use the referential property of the voice but only when it is combined to visual referential signals (dynamic and static pointing gestures). Our results offer promising opportunities for the use of human voice while working with animals.
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Sandy Bensoussan. Sensibilité et utilisation de signaux vocaux et visuels dans la relation homme-animal : étude chez le porc domestique. Science des productions animales. Agrocampus Ouest, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017NSARB293⟩. ⟨tel-01697230⟩

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