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Driving rats, Saskatoon raccoons, and our own brains

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.