BBC World Service interviews Professor Dominy

How primates developed a taste for alcohol

Not only do some primates actively seek out nectar with the highest alcohol content, according to new research, but those who can handle their drink have an evolutionary edge. Newsday's Julian Keane found out why from Anthropology Professor Nathaniel J.Dominy, co-author of the recent publication "Alcohol discrimination and preferences in two species of nectar-feeding primate" by Sam Gochman '18.

Click here to listen to Professor Dominy's interview with BBC World Service! 

(Picture: 3 month old aye-aye on a branch. Credit: David Haring, Duke Lemur Center).

 

Also check out Sam Gochman '18 and Professor Dominy's exciting publication: "Alcohol discrimination and preferences in two species of nectar-feeding primate"!