Scientists teach rats to drive toy cars

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Scientists have taught rats to drive tiny little cars.

The rats have been taught to control small cars in order to receive treats.

The findings were part of a study which could help scientists understand how learning skills affect the human mind and stress levels.

They discovered not only that rats can learn to drive little cars but that rats which lived in better environments were able to learn better.

According to Professor Kelly Lambert at the University of Richmond, Virginia, the study bears a lot of relevance for the way that the human mind works too.

The study used a tiny car constructed from a plastic jug on wheels.

The floor was made of aluminium, and three copper bars allowed the rat to steer by gripping any of the bars with their paws, completing an electrical circuit.

In order to encourage the rats to learn to drive, the researchers placed a sweet cereal product within a particularly constructed arena.

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kyle
kyle
2 years ago

wow amazing

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

thats so cool

hayles
hayles
2 years ago

WOW!!!

Isaac r-l
Isaac r-l
2 years ago

that so cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

nice

goatboy
goatboy
2 years ago

so cute

Tyler
Tyler
2 years ago

WOW

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Thats so cute!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

wow

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

WOW!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

how fast can it go?

no
no
2 years ago

Yes.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s amazing?

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

wow this is so amazing this is very creative

bob
bob
2 years ago

WOW

gachagreen
gachagreen
2 years ago

how cute

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Rats r going to take over the world

eps
eps
2 years ago

so cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

the very smart rats

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

WOW can they teach hamsters

unknowan person
unknowan person
1 year ago

Where did they invent this?

hihi
hihi
1 year ago

they mustve tortured those rats into doing that lol

laskjdhflaksdjhf
laskjdhflaksdjhf
1 year ago

wow that’s amazing

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