An experimental task to examine the mirror system in rats

Yuji Takano, Masatoshi Ukezono

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Abstract

The mirror system in the brain is considered to be a neural basis of sociality, but previous studies have been limited to primates. Here we report an experimental task to examine the mirror system in rats. We show that a rat could reach to a pellet and grasp and eat it in front of another rat that was observing the reaching, which indicates that the task will enable us to start exploring the rat mirror system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6652
JournalScientific reports
Volume4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 17
Externally publishedYes

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