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Decoding touch: Rats detect textures with their whiskers

With their whiskers rats can detect the texture of objects in the same way as humans do using their fingertips. A new study shows that it is possible to understand what specific object has been touched by a rat by observing the activation of brain neurons. A further step towards understanding how the brain, also in humans, represents the outside world.
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