John B. Calhoun and the Rats of N.I.M.H.
The 1982 animated feature "The Secret of N.I.M.H." was based on a children's book inspired by real research being done at the National Institute of Mental Health. John B. Calhoun's research into "crowding" and "behavioral sink" affected fields from psychology to architecture, and tapped into the fears of the era. It is history that deserves to be remembered.
The 1982 animated feature “The Secret of N.I.M.H.” was based on a children’s book inspired by real research being done at the National Institute of Mental Health. John B. Calhoun’s research into “crowding” and “behavioral sink” affected fields from psychology to architecture, and tapped into the fears of the era. It is history that deserves to be remembered.
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