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Author (up) Giljov, A.; Karenina, K. url  doi
  Title Differential roles of the right and left brain hemispheres in the social interactions of a free-ranging ungulate Type Journal Article
  Year 2019 Publication Behavioural Processes Abbreviated Journal Behav. Process.  
  Volume 168 Issue Pages 103959  
  Keywords Laterality; Hemispheric specialization; Brain asymmetry; Eye preference; Ungulate; Bovid  
  Abstract Despite the abundant empirical evidence on lateralized social behaviours, a clear understanding of the relative roles of two brain hemispheres in social processing is still lacking. This study investigated visual lateralization in social interactions of free-ranging European bison (Bison bonasus). The bison were more likely to display aggressive responses (such as fight and side hit), when they viewed the conspecific with the right visual field, implicating the left brain hemisphere. In contrast, the responses associated with positive social interactions (female-to-calf bonding, calf-to-female approach, suckling) or aggression inhibition (fight termination) occurred more likely when the left visual field was in use, indicating the right hemisphere advantage. The results do not support either assumptions of right-hemisphere dominance for control of various social functions or hypotheses about simple positive (approach) versus negative (withdrawal) distinction between the hemispheric roles. The discrepancy between the studies suggests that in animals, the relative roles of the hemispheres in social processing may be determined by a fine balance of emotions and motivations associated with the particular social reaction difficult to categorize for a human investigator. Our findings highlight the involvement of both brain hemispheres in the control of social behaviour.  
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