Scientists teach rats to drive toy cars

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
1 year ago

wow amazing

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

thats so cool

hayles
hayles
1 year ago

WOW!!!

Isaac r-l
Isaac r-l
1 year ago

that so cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

nice

goatboy
goatboy
1 year ago

so cute

Tyler
Tyler
1 year ago

WOW

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Thats so cute!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

wow

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

WOW!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

how fast can it go?

no
no
1 year ago

Yes.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

That’s amazing😍

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

wow this is so amazing this is very creative

bob
bob
1 year ago

WOW

gachagreen
gachagreen
1 year ago

how cute

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Wow!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Rats r going to take over the world

eps
eps
1 year ago

so cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

the very smart rats

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

WOW can they teach hamsters

unknowan person
unknowan person
6 months ago

Where did they invent this?

hihi
hihi
11 days ago

they mustve tortured those rats into doing that lol

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laskjdhflaksdjhf
8 days ago

wow that’s amazing

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