Thomas Ramey Watson

Rat study shows clear link between better environment and optimism

Experiments h ave shown th

at like people, other animals can develop a pessimistic bias under adverse conditions.

But, says

Brydges, “It is rare for people to look at what makes animals optimistic.” The new rat study is the first to show a clear link between changing an animal’ s environment and optimi

sm, she says.

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