Y'all are a bunch of wankers!

You dirty rat

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/070308_rats.htm -  Rats can reflect on their knowledge, study finds

Let’s say a col­lege stu­dent en­ters a class­room to take a test. She prob­a­bly al­ready has an idea how she will do—knowl­edge avail­a­ble be­fore she ac­tu­al­ly takes out a pen­cil. But do an­i­mals have the same abil­i­ty to think about what they know or don’t know?

Courtesy University of Georgia
A new study has found that lab­o­ra­to­ry rats do. It’s the first to show that any non-pri­mate has this gift, and could lead to deep­er stud­ies on how an­i­mals and hu­mans think, the in­ves­ti­ga­tors said.

“This kind of re­search may change how we think about cog­ni­tion and mem­o­ry in an­i­mals,” said one of the sci­en­tists, psy­chol­o­gist Jo­n­a­thon Crys­tal of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Geor­gia in Ath­ens, Ga. The find­ings ap­pear in the cur­rent is­sue of the re­search jour­nal Cur­rent Bi­ol­o­gy.

1. Anyone who has tried to catch rats knows they are smarter than they should be.
2. I love how unique god given human abilities keep getting pushed down into the "lower" animals.
Permalink son of parnas 
March 9th, 2007 10:15am
> keep getting pushed down into the "lower" animals.

Animals still won't ever get the self-parody of Andy Kaufman singing 'Mighty Mouse'.
Permalink ratty rodent 
March 9th, 2007 10:32am
I don't want to out Andy, but he was a rat.
Permalink son of parnas 
March 9th, 2007 10:43am

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