Starving honeybees lose self-control.

  title={Starving honeybees lose self-control.},
  author={Christopher Mayack and Dhruba Naug},
  journal={Biology letters},
  volume={11 1},
Impulsivity, the widespread preference for a smaller and more immediate reward over a larger and more delayed reward, is known to vary across species, and the metabolic and social hypotheses present contrasting explanations for this variation. However, this presents a paradox for an animal such as the honeybee, which is highly social, yet has a high metabolic rate. We test between these two competing hypotheses by investigating the effect of hunger on impulsivity in bees isolated from their… CONTINUE READING
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