Saturday, August 04, 2018

[fqdvjfsb] Social lab animals

Understanding human society is stymied by the expense and difficulty, often impossibility, of controlled experiments.  However, there are a good number of social lab animals to experiment on.

Maybe understanding of a lab animal's society doesn't directly translate to human society, but it still seems an interesting subject to study in its own right.

Inspired by the question: when do a bunch of social animals get along?  When do they not?  There's likely plenty of complexity suitable for groundbreaking research.  I don't feel we have a full understanding of even, say, rat social behavior yet.

Inspired by Rat Park.

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