They did this by rewarding the sheep food when they went to the picture of one of celebrities, and not an unfamiliar face. And you thought you were so special, human. "Either the human face is similar enough to the sheep face that [it] activates the sheep face-processing system, or human-face recognition relies on more general-purpose recognition systems". Can you tell fish or bird faces apart? Sheep now join other animals, including horses, dogs, rhesus macaques and mockingbirds, that are able to distinguish between individuals of other species.
In a specially equipped pen, sheep were shown pictures of people on two computer screens, on one side would be an unknown person and on the other would be one of four celebrities.
"We've shown that sheep have advanced face-recognition abilities, comparable with those of humans and monkeys", Professor Jenny Morton, who led the study, said in a statement.
Among the faces they were trained to recognize were former President Barack Obama and actress Emma Watson. First, the team familiarized the sheep with the celebrities' faces by showing the faces opposite a black screen or random objects. Their ability increased with training but dropped when the face was tilted.
Scientists say the study could help advance research of Huntington's disease, which causes humans to lose their ability to recognize faces, Sky News reported.
Humans and monkeys can now extend a warm welcome to sheep for joining us in being able to recognize human faces from photographs. Maybe they just didn't like that the non-familiar lacked a reward, for example.
To see if the sheep were just memorizing shapes, researchers did the same test, but with pictures in which the celebs' heads were tilted right or left. The paper points out that some neurodegenerative diseases can harm the ability to perceive faces, like Huntington's Disease. The sheep were given food to create an association. Perhaps a test like this could help study these sheep's "cognitive decline".
He said his client spoke with Nantucket police last week, and they are conducting a criminal investigation. She said police on Nantucket island in MA are now investigating a report the young man has filed.
Flynn Sr. was paid $530,000 for lobbying work benefiting Turkey , and only registered as foreign agent retroactively. If he is charged, Mr Flynn would be the fourth person to face prosecution as part of Mr Mueller's investigation.
He was just 1-for-9 shooting in the first half, with his lone basket being a 3-pointer with 2:02 to play in the second quarter. Kyrie Irving was the star of the show as he took over in the second half and inspired the Celtics to the victory.
The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 1,439 ($18.99) per share, for a total transaction of £57,560 ($75,956.72). The stock of Legal & General Group Plc (LON:LGEN) earned "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, March 9.
Amid the "Panama Papers" leak emerged a Party of Regions ledger listing $12.7 million in cash payments for Manafort. Podesta will hand over full operational and financial control of the Podesta Group to CEO Kimberly Fritts.
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Passenger services are also planned to start along the route next year, including sleeper-car trains between Baku and Istanbul. This route will provide a passage to Kazakhstan to reach Turkey--the Europe.
Tax probe: Queen Elizabeth II in trouble
It refused to disclose the size of its original investment in the company, made in 2005, as its share price began to rocket. If it is acquired using a "rent-to-own" offer at £9 for 130 weeks it will, with interest, end up costing about £1170.00.
Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia forced Lebanon PM to resign
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Death penalty for NY attacker
Trump wrote on Twitter. "Because what we have right now is a joke, and it's a laughingstock", he said. US President Donald Trump reiterated his desire for stricter US immigration laws.
The Next 10 Years Of Star Wars Movies Are Being Planned
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Lennar and CalAtlantic to merger in almost $10B deal
Arizona State Retirement System lifted its position in shares of CalAtlantic Group by 1.3% during the second quarter. The forecast of 4 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company.