Yes, it’s true. It turns out that our pets are smarter than we think. Can you believe it, animals can tell the time!
According to an experiment examining the brain's medial entorhinal cortex conducted by researchers at Northwestern University, there is medical evidence proving a previously unknown set of neurons that turn on like a clockwork when an animal is waiting. Over time, the research has proven that animals have trained themselves to pick up on patterns of time lapses.
So don’t be too late giving [Mr. Snugglepuff/Insert cute dog name] his bowl of doggy treats tonight.
As interesting as peckish pets may be, why is this study important?
Well, in this remarkable world of science, the investigation has gone beyond seeing how smart your feline or pooch is. This experiment has enabled the researchers to analyse whether Alzheimer patients are losing some of the basic functions in their entorhinal cortex, which in time could lead to a test that can help with the early detection of the Alzheimer disease, creating a huge impact in the Life Science industry and human life across the world.
Like these researchers, here at Kelly, we represent talented people with amazing stories of accomplishments and experiences to share.
Ives, J. (2018). New study finds evidence that animals can judge time. [online] News-Medical.net. Available at: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20181024/New-study-finds-evidence-that-animals-can-judge-time.aspx
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