Studying Sociability & Social Interaction in Animal Models
Sociability is the act by which two or more individuals interact with one another or as a group. Together, indvidiuals have an opportunity to speak and express emotions. In rodents, sociability is studied to understand social interaction.
Social behavior can be modeled in rodents and other species as a means to understand how genetic or physioloigcal changes can affect social interaction.
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