Becky and boredom

6 08 2016

Becky visiting is not remotely boring of course, but she has been analyzing a replicate study of boredom-like responses in mink. We had lunch in Guelph on Friday, where she caught me up with news of her Reading job and her latest mink stats.

It seems she’s found again that non-enriched mink are hyper-exploratory, and that individuals who spend a lot of time lying awake doing nothing (i.e. those who literally look bored!) are most prone. Given the general shakiness of science and the dinosaur-like way I’m clinging on to P values, replicating results like this feels pretty damn good!