P. Bateson

Preferences for cousins in Japanese quail.: bibliographical excerpts

"The implications of these findings is that an individual is able to strike an optimal balance between inbreeding and outbreeding by learning about is immediate kin and mating with a member of the opposite sex that is slightly different from its immediate kin. What such a balance might amount to in practice has previously been uncertain. I report here that Japanese quail of both sexes, having been reared with their siblings, subsequently prefer a first cousin of the opposite sex. ( Bateson, P. (1982) Preferences for cousins in Japanese quail Nature 295: 236) [note: choice between sibling, sibling novel, 1st cousin novel, 3rd cousin novel, and non related novel stranger.]

human evolution

Autism