Evaluation of the social bond: a new method tested in Mus spicilegus.

  title={Evaluation of the social bond: a new method tested in Mus spicilegus.},
  author={Julie Bardet and Daphn{\'e} Kerhoas Essen and Christophe F{\'e}ron and Patrick Gouat},
  journal={Comptes rendus biologies},
  volume={330 11},
Innovative and fruitful studies of social bonds have been developed in recent years, although the methods used to establish the existence of a social bond between two individuals have not evolved significantly. Two types of paradigms have been currently used: the separation-reunion paradigm, which evaluates the distress caused by the disruption of the social bond, and choice paradigms, which test the specificity of the bond to a given individual. We have developed a new paradigm based on the… CONTINUE READING


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