Their key insight, the team says, was to realise “it is biologically plausible to view [cattle] as oscillators … During the first stage (standing/feeding), they stand up to graze but they strongly prefer to lie down and ‘ruminate’ or chew the cud for the second stage (lying/ruminating). They thus oscillate between two stages.” …
So begins this week’s Improbable Research column in The Guardian
BONUS: The following video has little to do with this research. But it does, briefly, involve a cow, or at least a bull:
BONUS: An unrelated example of oscillation:
BONUS: A very different attitude about synchronizing cows [HT Gus Rancatore]:The YouTube ID of hJNSDKRXE7k#! is invalid.