Differences in autonomy of humans and ultrasocial insects

The target article is built on an analogy between humans and ultrasocial insects. We argue that there are many important limitations to the analogy that make any possible inferences from the analogy questionable. We demonstrate the issue using an example of the difference between a loss of autonomy in humans and in social insects.

Citation: Vranka, M., Bahník, Š. (2016). Differences in autonomy of humans and ultrasocial insects. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, e116. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X1500120X