Year: 1967 Source: New York: Science House, 1967. p.494-509 SIEC No: 19880014

Suicide requires intent, & intent implies the ability to make a choice, or the ability to make a discrimination. In this research, the author tests the theory that an animal can discriminate between life & death, as a preliminary step toward experimentation that could induce lower animals to kill themselves. This in turn could lead to greater understanding of self-destructive behavior in humans. In the present experiment, mice were able to discriminate between live & dead animals. 8 Ref. (NBB)