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Crayfish Brain May Offer Rare Insight Into Human Decision-making
June 15, 2010
Crayfish make surprisingly complex, cost-benefit calculations, finds a University of Maryland study, opening the door to a new line of research that may help unravel the cellular brain activity involved in human decisions. The Maryland researchers concluded that crayfish make an excellent, practical model for identifying the specific neural circuitry and neurochemistry of decision-making. Currently, there's no direct way to do this in humans or other primates.
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