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Can Rats Count?

Naturevolume 214pages1517 (1967) | Download Citation

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Rats have been trained to circle a runway a specified number of times before receiving food as a reward. Does this imply a capacity to “count”?

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  1. Department of Psychology, Australian National University, Canberra

    • CHIA-SHONG CHEN

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