Social context modulates sickness behavior

@article{Lopes2012SocialCM,
  title={Social context modulates sickness behavior},
  author={Patricia Castro Lopes and James U. Adelman and John C Wingfield and George E. Bentley},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={66},
  pages={1421-1428}
}
Sickness behaviors constitute an array of symptoms exhibited by an animal during the course of an infection, including reduced activity, reduced food and water intake, and reduced social interactions. It is hypothesized that these symptoms enable reallocation of finite energy resources to fight infection. In this way, by focusing energy on healing… CONTINUE READING