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Learning Under Anesthesia

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Science  29 Aug 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5893, pp. 1153
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5893.1153a

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Rodents commit the odors of other rodents' meals to the brain as preferred foods using a process known as olfactory learning. At the Physiological Society meeting, researchers reported that this scent-based social learning occurs even when mice are knocked out by anesthesia.