Rats Regret, a New Study Shows

June 9, 2014 8:28 AM

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Rats Regret, a New Study Shows

Regretting over a lost opportunity was previously believed to be a trait exclusive to humans. University of Minnesota researchers have now found that rats regret too.

"Regret is the recognition that you made a mistake, that if you had done something else, you would be better off," said David Redish, Ph.D., a professor of neuroscience in the University of Minnesota Department of Neuroscience, in a news release. "The difficult part of this study was separating regr...

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