Mice “detectives” hint at how humans read between the lines
Sherlock Holmes is perhaps the most famous example of the power of inference – using indirect evidence to reveal hidden truths. Understanding the neural basis of this sophisticated cognitive skill has been a long-standing challenge for neuroscientists. Now, a clever experiment that comes in two flavors – human and mouse – offers a way forward with a promising set of results.
Illustration by: Diogo Matias.
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