Experimental foxes and human evolution towards cooperative sociability

Dmitry Belyaev's famous fox experiments, conducted near Novosibirsk, Russia, are a foundational component of scientific research into domestication syndrome. In these experiments, a population of foxes taken from an existing farm (where they were being bred and slaughtered for the fur trade) were selected over multiple generations for tame behaviour. Part of the justification for … Continue reading Experimental foxes and human evolution towards cooperative sociability