To study the neuroscience of play, a group of scientists taught rats to play hide-and-seek with them. (They rewarded the rodents with tickles.)
"The animals looked like they are having fun." Scientists studying the neuroscience of play started by teaching rats to play a simple game, reports
“For a start, and this is an unusual but welcome line to see in a scientific paper, “the animals looked like they are having fun,” the team writes.“
Scientists took a break from giving them cancer and taught rats to play hide-and-seek. They love it and, dammit, I'm happy for them.
"The animals looked like they are having fun." Scientists studying the neuroscience of play started by teaching rats to play a simple game, reports
Hide-and-go-squeak
This, by , is simply wonderful.
“they frantically jumped on the spot—a behavior delightfully known as freudensprung, or ‘joy jumps.’”
The Game That Made Rats Jump for Joy Scientists taught rats to play hide-and-seek in order to study natural animal behavior—but it was also fun, for both the researchers and the animals
Some wholesome academic work
Scientists are studying the brain changes in rats who play and found out the rats had fun doing it. #playmatters
Can I restart my academic career please? Scientists Taught Rats to Play Hide-and-Seek - which caused them to jump for joy: “When reunited with Reinhold, they frantically jumped on the spot—a behavior delightfully known as freudensprung, or “joy jumps””
Rats being taught to play hide and seek using cuddles and tickles as a reinforcement 🤗
Scientists taught rats to play hide-and-seek in order to study natural animal behavior. #HideandSeek #RatResearch #ScienceResearch
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“When they reunited with Reinhold, they frantically jumped on the spot—a behavior delightfully known as freudensprung, or “joy jumps.””
"once discovered, the rats would often run away and re-hide, delaying their reward and prolonging the game itself. “It seemed really playful,” she says."
Scientists Taught Rats to Play Hide-and-Seek - The Atlantic
Scientists Taught Rats to Play Hide-and-Seek. Wish I'd thought of this when I had pet rats!
"The animals looked like they are having fun." Scientists studying the neuroscience of play started by teaching rats to play a simple game, reports
Rat play! Joy jumps! Tuckered-out juveniles! Rats are the best. Thanks