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dc.contributor.authorCamerlink Ien
dc.contributor.authorMenneson Sen
dc.contributor.authorTurner SPen
dc.contributor.authorFarish Men
dc.contributor.authorArnott Gen
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-16T12:31:30Z
dc.date.available2018-08-16T12:31:30Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citation8:12116en
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-30634-z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11262/11501
dc.description.abstractCerebral lateralization, i.e. hemispheric asymmetries in structure and function, relates in many species to a preference to attack from their left. Lateralization increases cognitive capacity, enabling the simultaneous processing of multiple sources of information. Therefore, lateralization may constitute a component of fighting ability (Resource Holding Potential), and /or influence the efficiency of information-gathering during a contest. We hypothesized that lateralization will affect contest outcome and duration, with an advantage for more strongly lateralized individuals. In 52 dyadic contests between weight-matched pigs (Sus scrofa; n=104; 10 wk age), the direction of orientation towards the opponent was scan sampled every 10s. Laterality indexes (LI) were calculated for the direction and strength of lateralization. Up to 12.5% of the individuals showed significant lateralization towards either the right or left but lateralization was absent at the population level. In line with our hypothesis, animals showing strong lateralization (irrespective of direction) had a shorter contest duration than animals showing weak lateralization. Winners did not differ from losers in their strength or direction of lateralization. Overall the results suggest that cerebral lateralization may aid in conflict resolution, but does not directly contribute to fighting ability, and will be of value in the study of animal contests.en
dc.description.sponsorshipBBSRC grant no.: BB/L000393/1; Scottish Government RESAS Strategic Research Programme (RD2.3.1; SD5)en
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dc.relation.ispartofScientific Reportsen
dc.rightsCopyright: © 2018 Camerlink, et al. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
dc.subjectLateralizationen
dc.subjectAggressionen
dc.subjectContest behaviouren
dc.subjectGame theoryen
dc.subjectFighting abilityen
dc.subjectCognitionen
dc.subjectPigen
dc.titleLateralization influences contest behaviour in domestic pigsen
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rioxxterms.publicationdate2018-08-14
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-08-01
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refterms.dateDeposit2018-08-16
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