The value of unusual animal models for alcohol research: A commentary on: Anacker, Loftis, and Ryabinin, "Alcohol intake in prairie voles is influenced by the drinking level of a peer"
- Author(s): Bales, KL
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1530-0277.2011.01582.x/abstract
The recent study by Anacker, Loftis, and Ryabinin used a novel animal model, the prairie vole, to investigate social effects on drinking. Their finding that same-sex peers modulate their drinking to match each other has intriguing implications for the fields of alcohol research as well as research on social relationships. © 2011 by the Research Society on Alcoholism.