Bestial Boredom

“Generalist (species) traits do correlate positively with boredom-relevant traits including neophilia and innovation at the species level… Further suggestive evidence comes from captivity, where it seems to be particularly neophilic, generalist species… that proactively seek – even aversive – stimulation in barren environments.”

I came across this very interesting article while researching neophilia in horses. Full article pdf available on Researchgate.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347217301811

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