Rats and Humans May Think Alike

CC Image from Wikipedia

CC Image from Wikipedia

By: Deven S.

Scientist from Yale and Brown University conducted an experiment that measured the amount of time humans and rodents used to fix their mistakes. Data from the experiment shows the resembling activity from the part of the brain that controls movement called the Medial Frontal Cortex. Since rodent’s and human’s medial frontal cortex take the same amount of time to control movement , scientist feel confident enough to use rodents as models for Human Adaptive Control. Human Adaptive Control is simply the alternative options someone chooses after making a mistake. Rodents that are used for models will greatly affect the medical and science society by providing a possible cure in treating mental problems in humans. (Read more…)

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