View Full Version : Subordinate Monkeys More Likely To Choose Cocaine Over Food

04-09-2008, 12:05 PM
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0406153354.htm (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080406153354.htm)

Having a lower social standing increases the likelihood that a monkey faced with a stressful situation will choose cocaine over food, according to a study at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. More dominant monkeys undergoing the same stressful situation had fewer changes in brain activity in areas of the brain involved in stress and anxiety and were less likely to choose cocaine.


04-09-2008, 01:32 PM
i wonder how they did the study. for example, what was there proxy for a 'stressful situation' - also were these cocaine-addicted monkeys or first time users. if addicted, this research might portend renewed financial support for my crack bizness, which has fell off as late.

thanks for keeping us abreast of the monkey situation.