The Startup
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The Startup

From Lab Rat to ‘Rat Race’

You heard that right — rats at the wheel.

The discovery was made recently after a team of scientists at the University of Richmond had taught seventeen male and female rats how to navigate behind the wheel. Their vehicle of choice, a plastic rodent-sized car, and their reward being pieces of fruit loop cereal. Now, the reason why this experiment was performed was to study the effects of neuropsychiatric conditions.

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Nicole Henley

Nicole Henley

Writer of true crime, unsolved mysteries, and marvels of history. Lover of movies, books, cats, and anime.