Episode 30: Rat Utopia

Nov 11, 2019, 06:00 AM
Do rats go to heaven? The answer is yes, but it’s not as nice as you might think!

Corry tells the story of John B Calhoun, a man who ran massive, years long experiments on rats and mice to really see what made them tick. Turns out rats and humans aren’t as different as we expected.

References and Further Reading
  1. https://youtu.be/5m7X-1V9nOs
  2. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-mouse-utopias-1960s-led-grim-predictions-humans-180954423/
  3. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-349-24483-6_20
  4. https://www.theguardian.com/science/the-h-word/2016/mar/23/science-ballard-high-rise-animal-research-pathological-overcrowding
  5. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-8330.1973.tb00574.x
  6. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/22514/1/2308Ramadams.pdf
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2636191/
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