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Title Animal cognition: Testing optimism in fish- a potential welfare project in fish.
Laboratory based experimental work.
Group Behavioural Ecology
Project type thesis
Credits 12-36
Supervisor(s) S�verine Kotrschal
Examiner(s) Marc Naguib
Contact info Severine.kotrschal@wur.nl
Begin date 2020/10/12
End date 2023/04/01
Description To assess a person�s level of optimism you may ask whether a glass is half full or half empty. We can ask fish a similar question, by training them to associate either the colour black or white with a food reward and then measure how quickly they are to explore the colour grey. In this project we can additionally make use of different lab conditions or environmental differences in rearing conditions to assess animal welfare.
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