The amazing adventures of robotrat.


Journal Article

By using electrical brain stimulation to deliver both 'virtual' tactile cues and rewards to freely roaming rats, Talwar et al. have been able to instruct animals remotely to navigate through complex mazes and natural environments they have never visited before. These results provide both an elegant alternative way to train animals and a new approach to study basic neurophysiological principles of animal navigation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nicolelis, MAL

Published Date

  • November 1, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 449 - 450

PubMed ID

  • 12457887

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12457887

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-307X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s1364-6613(02)01991-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England