Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Adventure Is For The Birds

Researchers at The University of Exeter tested 150 zebra finches to get a sense of their personalities.  It found that the most inquisitive, adventurous females were attracted to those males that exhibited similar characteristics. The females were shown a pair of males exploring a new cage. One of the males was restricted by a clear-sided box. When brought together the more outgoing females pursued the more adventurous males while the more timid  females showed no preference. 


Sounds similar to a theory I read about people choosing potential mates.

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