Rat Park — Stuart McMillen

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A classic experiment into drug addiction science. Would rats choose to take drugs if given a stimulating environment and social company?

This comic by Australian cartoonist Stuart McMillen covers the infamous “Rat Park” drug addiction experiments conducted by Professor Bruce Alexander and three of his Simon Fraser University colleagues in the 1970s and 80s. Extra scholarly information about the experiments, and Stuart McMillen’s process as a science communicator comics artist are in this “making of” blog post: A bustle in the cage-row: the making of Rat Park

Originally published at medium.com on June 19, 2018.

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