Bioscience

Older animals unable to distinguish similar-looking objects

November 15, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: ScienceDaily] – Older rats appeared unable to discriminate between objects with similar features, behavior comparable to that of elderly people, who often have memory and perception troubles. The older rats’ actions may be similar to those of young rats with damage in specific brain regions, according to a new study.

These results were presented at Neuroscience 2010, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, held in San Diego.

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