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.

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Could this mouse be following a scent trail?

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.

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.

By quandrant_user (not verified) on 08 Dec 2008 #permalink

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? )

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.

By blakyoshi7 (not verified) on 15 Dec 2008 #permalink

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?

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