Speed of exploration and risk-taking behavior are linked to corticosterone titres in zebra finches

@article{Martins2007SpeedOE,
  title={Speed of exploration and risk-taking behavior are linked to corticosterone titres in zebra finches},
  author={Thais Ferreira Martins and Mark L. Roberts and Isobel Giblin and Rebecca Huxham and Matthew R. B. Evans},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={52},
  pages={445-453}
}
The existence of consistent individual differences in behavioral strategies ("personalities" or coping styles) has been reported in several animal species. Recent work in great tits has shown that such traits are heritable and exhibit significant genetic variation. Free-living birds respond to environmental stresses by up-regulating corticosterone production. Behavior during mild stress can occur in accordance to two types of coping styles, i.e. active and passive. Using artificially selected… CONTINUE READING

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