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Driving rats, Saskatoon raccoons, and our own brains
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Scientists often use animals to help us learn about ourselves.

One important thing to keep in mind when studying lab rats, is, well the fact that they’re in a lab – and not their natural environment. What’s the impact of that?

Kelly Lambert is a professor of Behavioural neuroscience at the University of Richmond, and studies animal brains and behaviours, with an eye towards what they could teach us about ourselves.