Rats are ticklish just like humans Play

Rats are ticklish just like humans

Just like humans, rats are ticklish and can laugh when tickled. Scientists believe rats could therefore help us understand how the human brain reacts to being tickled. Monitoring the rodents’ brain activity while tickling them, they have shown that an area of the brain known as the somatosensory cortex, which is particularly sensitive to touch, is activated. Nov 11, 2016
Paralysed monkeys walk again Play

Paralysed monkeys walk again

Monkeys with spinal injuries that have left them paralysed have been able to walk again through wireless implants in their brains and spines which bypass the injury. Scientists say that this new technology could be used to help paralysed people regain control of their bodies. Nov 9, 2016