Monthly Archives: October 2015

New paper on giving intranasal oxytocin to vampire bats

Intranasal oxytocin increases social grooming and food sharing in the common vampire bat Desmodus rotundus I gave two groups of highly familiar captive vampire bats intranasal oxytocin. In the first group intranasal oxytocin led to larger regurgitated food donations. In the … Continue reading

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Vampires 101: An interview about vampire bats

I just spoke with a geologist who was fed on by a vampire bat while she slept outside just down the street from where I live. She found the small but bloody bite on her toe in the morning. In … Continue reading

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Vampire bats are exceptional social groomers

Undergraduate Lauren Leffer and I just published a paper in PLOS One entitled Social Grooming in Bats: Are Vampire Bats Exceptional? The answer, I think, is yes. Here’s the story behind the paper. When you think of social grooming, you think of … Continue reading

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