Of Two Minds

The worlds smartest mouse

i-75fa6f7cebb4145668724f37f5a52b36-steve_icon_medium.jpg Seriously… I’m totally amazed. I’ve seen pigeons play ping pong (well more like real life pong). But this is amazing.

Check it out:


  1. #1 rpenner
    December 8, 2008

    Could this mouse be following a scent trail?

  2. #2 scicurious
    December 8, 2008

    That’s AWESOME. I need to train my guys to do this. Yuo can tell by the mouse pellets around on the table that the mouse has been training, probably following scent cues.

  3. #3 Happy
    December 8, 2008

    Love it!

  4. #4 Rev. BigDumbChimp, KoT, OM
    December 8, 2008

    Yeah, but will it fetch a beer from the fridge?

    pretty damn impressive even if no beer.

  5. #5 quandrant_user
    December 9, 2008

    nah, using scent to accomplish that would be far more cumbersome than just basic training. that’s a really long behavioral chain, and all the transitions had to be rehearsed many times, but still it looks very straightforward to me. i trained a chicken to do a shorter version of that as part of a skill-building seminar, as have many people. doable in a basic way, yes. impressive anyway, as it is a big investment of time? yup.

  6. #6 susan
    December 9, 2008

    I should of married this mouse , not my first husband ! What can I say, this mouse is smarter then ME!!!! ( is it a girl mouse? )

  7. #7 blakyoshi7
    December 16, 2008

    Is anyone else bothered by the hand pushing it in the right direction at 1:51?
    It also stops and looks around a lot, for no obvious reason. Maybe it’s trying to find the scent again.

  8. #8 Phil
    December 22, 2008

    I’d love to see some of the training. How long did it take? What did the mouse get as a reward as it learned?

  9. #9 bramki obrotowe
    January 5, 2009

    Lovely! It reminds me of Microcosmos… but more so. But how did that Spongebob villain get in there?

  10. #10 sohbet siteleri
    February 1, 2009

    Lovely! It reminds me of Microcosmos… but more so. But how did that Spongebob villain get in there?

  11. #11 dreamfree
    March 19, 2009

    really cute and impressive~ i wonder how the trainer made it!

  12. #12 seslichat
    July 7, 2009

    we’ll i am no scientist, physicist etc. I am a writer, a fantasy writer. I have studied different religions and i studied some facts about multiverse theory

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