Nov 6, 2023

Like Humans — Scientists Discover That Rats Have an Imagination

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As human beings, our lives are intertwined with our thoughts, whether we’re contemplating dinner options or indulging in memories of our recent beach getaway.

Interestingly, scientists at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus have discovered that animals also have an imagination.

A group of researchers from the Lee and Harris laboratories devised an innovative approach that fuses virtual reality with a brain-machine interface to explore the inner thoughts of rats.

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