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Rats Can Feel Regret Like Humans, Study Reveals
Sci-News.com ^ | June 08, 2014 | Adam P Steiner & A David Redish

Posted on 06/10/2014 5:57:55 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh

According to a new study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, rats can feel regret – a cognitive behavior once thought to be uniquely human.

“Regret is the recognition that you made a mistake, that if you had done something else, you would have been better off,” said Prof David Redish from the University of Minnesota, who is the senior author on the study.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: rats

1 posted on 06/10/2014 5:57:55 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Except for Hillary


2 posted on 06/10/2014 5:58:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Malone LaVeigh
rats can feel regret

but apparently not for trading 5 high value terrorist leaders for one deserter.

3 posted on 06/10/2014 5:59:22 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Sacajaweau

Damn! Beat me to it!


4 posted on 06/10/2014 5:59:30 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!! (Keeper of the Sick Individuals pinglist))
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I don’t believe it. If they did they wouldn’t have put the o in the WH for a second term.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 6:00:03 AM PDT by Portcall24 (aer)
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To: Sacajaweau
I am afraid, I must disagree with the conclusion of this study.

DemocRATS regret nothing. Nothing I tell you.

6 posted on 06/10/2014 6:01:08 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Yeah, but do they act upon it?


7 posted on 06/10/2014 6:01:19 AM PDT by polymuser
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To: Malone LaVeigh
"Well, Damnit!"


8 posted on 06/10/2014 6:03:12 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Tupelo

The only thing rats regret is the lost election.


9 posted on 06/10/2014 6:03:43 AM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

In before the usual “Who paid for this study?” statement.

So dependable.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 6:04:42 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Because they voted for Obama?


11 posted on 06/10/2014 6:04:45 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Malone LaVeigh
*Regrats..... I've had a few.....scooby...dooo...dooo....dooo*


12 posted on 06/10/2014 6:05:19 AM PDT by Daffynition ("We Are Not Descended From Fearful Men")
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To: Malone LaVeigh
So Rats are more human that DemocRats.
Not all that surprising. I suspected it for some time.

13 posted on 06/10/2014 6:13:24 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Then they simply lie to themselves, to feel good about themselves.

That's what is of utmost importance to Rats - that they feel good about themselves.

14 posted on 06/10/2014 6:23:36 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

But, unlike Humans, Rats will always say Chuck Hagel makes all the bad decisions.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 6:26:03 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I thought this was going to and article about the election of BHO.


16 posted on 06/10/2014 6:29:53 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Daffynition

Aww!!!! Is it Algernon?


17 posted on 06/10/2014 6:40:18 AM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Another attempt by the state-run media to give favorable publicity to King Barack I, I see.


18 posted on 06/10/2014 6:51:17 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I always wanted to know about that...

Thank goodness they spent umpteen millions of the taxpayers money in grants to find out...


19 posted on 06/10/2014 6:56:01 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: TexasCajun


20 posted on 06/10/2014 7:01:39 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Reading human emotions into animal behavior is a stupid move. Rats are not people. There is no way to know if the animal feels regret.
The “study” is a fraud, as are most.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 7:40:11 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

How much did this “study” cost the taxpayers? Couldn’t research money be better spent for things like looking for a cure for cancer?


22 posted on 06/10/2014 7:51:57 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Now what they need to study is if over time, if rats are infected with Toxoplasmosis, if their feelings of regret will be diminished by the protozoa, and the rats will be retrained to be attracted to regret.

When infected rats experience fear, the protozoa releases an enzyme that makes their brain release dopamine, which is the “feel good” brain chemical, and GABA, which makes them half-asleep. Over time, this trains the rats to be attracted that that which they fear, and should fear.

While regret is based in a minor fear, it is still a fear. So the protozoa might retrain them to consistently make bad decisions.

Anywhere from 11 to 30 million Americans are believed to be infected with toxoplasmosis as well.


23 posted on 06/10/2014 8:02:58 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Rats make great chefs. I know because I saw it in a movie.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 8:08:01 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Leo Carpathian

Leo,
You forget, Democrats have never lost an election. Those are always “stolen”. Remember?


25 posted on 06/10/2014 8:18:39 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

The fact that Eric Cantor has shown no regret makes me doubt this study.


26 posted on 06/10/2014 8:43:13 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Democrats have never felt regret except that they haven’t done enough damage.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 9:56:42 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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