Laughing Rats

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    Aug 28, 2012 1:12 PM GMT
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    Aug 28, 2012 1:38 PM GMT
    I wonder how they asked the rats if they were enjoying it and how did the rats answer yes.
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    Aug 28, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
    Caslon20000 saidI wonder how they asked the rats if they were enjoying it and how did the rats answer yes.


    The vid didn't say directly but perhaps they recorded the sounds when they were playing and then compared those to the sounds when they are being tickled.

    It's not that much of a surprise, really. We already knew about cows.

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    Aug 28, 2012 3:39 PM GMT
    Where did I go wrong??? What did I need to do to get a job like this?
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    Aug 28, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidWhere did I go wrong??? What did I need to do to get a job like this?


    Just do what this guy did...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaak_Panksepp
    ...American psychologist, a psychobiologist, a neuroscientist, the Baily Endowed Chair of Animal Well-Being Science for the Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Physiology at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, and Emeritus Professor of the Department of Psychology at Bowling Green State University.

    Books

    Panksepp, J. (2010), The Archaeology of Mind, Neural Origins of Human Emotion, WW Norton & Company. W W Norton page
    Panksepp J (Ed.) (2004) A Textbook of Biological Psychiatry, New York, Wiley
    Panksepp, J. (199icon_cool.gif. Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions. New York: Oxford University Press.
    Panksepp, J (Ed.) (1996). Advances in Biological Psychiatry, Vol. 2, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.
    Panksepp, J (Ed.) (1995). Advances in Biological Psychiatry, Vol. 1, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.
    Clynes, M. and Panksepp, J. (Eds.) (198icon_cool.gif. Emotions and Psychopathology, New York, Plenum Press.
    Morgane, J. P., and Panksepp, J. (Eds.). (1981). Handbook of the Hypothalamus: Vol. 4 : Part B. Behavioral Studies of the Hypothalamus. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
    Morgane, J. P., and Panksepp, J. (Eds.). (1980). Handbook of the Hypothalamus: Vol. 3 : Part A. Behavioral Studies of the Hypothalamus New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
    Morgane, J. P., and Panksepp, J. (Eds.). (1980). Handbook of the Hypothalamus: Vol. 2 : Physiology of the Hypothalamus New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
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    And then you too can tickle rats for a living.
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    Aug 28, 2012 10:30 PM GMT
    Were the rats laughing because they enjoyed it, or were the laughing at the people doing a study on this crap?
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    Aug 28, 2012 10:49 PM GMT
    I never knew the tickling fetish would ever get played out on animals.

    That's kinda sick.
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    Aug 29, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    We'd never do anything like that in real life...
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    Aug 29, 2012 2:39 AM GMT
    Scruffy, shouldn't u be preparing for your boyfriend Isaac?

    I mean he's practically there. in ur yard
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    Aug 29, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    Practically in the yard? Isaac's already settling in for some coffee & beingets at Café du Monde.
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    Aug 29, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    theantijock saidPractically in the yard? Isaac's already settling in for some coffee & beingets at Café du Monde.


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